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WB approves additional $35m for water resources

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The World Bank has approved an additional financing of $35 million to support improved management, planning and development of water resources in the Indus River Basin with better environmental and social considerations. This financing would help enhance the government's capacity to address the basin level management of Indus water resources, including support to climate-change adaptation and mitigation measures. "Water sector issues are enormous and complex and…Read More

Sindh loses 3.5m acres to sea by land erosion

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Nearly 3.5 million acres of agricultural land in Sindh has been eroded since 1956 and coastal districts of the province will be submerged by 2050 if immediate measures are not taken to protect the Indus Delta, experts said. "Badin, Thatta and Sajawal will be underwater by 2050 if 35 million acre feet (MAF) of water are not released from the Indus Delta," claimed Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum Chairperson Ali Shah. The government should investigate the reason for the…Read More

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