COMSTECH spent $ 2.39 million on 259 projects in OIC region to promote S&T


ISLAMABAD: COMSTECH had spent $ 2.39 million on 259 projects to promote science and



technology in OIC countries since 2011.



According to a report of Coordinator General, COMSTECH 2011- 16, $ 1,93,000 granted for



161 COMSTECH/TWAS projects in 16 countries, $ 1,155,004 for 92 COMSTECH-IFS



programs in 24 countries and $ 47,250 were spent on six COMSTECH/WHO-EMRO in four



countries.



The purpose of the collaboration under COMSTECH-IFA was to

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USAID trains grape farmers in Potohar region


STAFF REPORT ISB: A training session to impart knowledge about advanced techniques amongst farmers for grape production was organized by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The farmers of Potwar region were familiarized with the new techniques and the ways through which they can connect to processors, merchants and exports to get maximum out of the potential benefit.

Scott Hocklander, Director Economic Growth and Agriculture, USAID said, "The grape farming in

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USAID trains grape farmers in Potwar region


STAFF REPORT ISB: A training session to impart knowledge about advanced techniques amongst farmers for grape production was organized by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The farmers of Potwar region were familiarized with the new techniques and the ways through which they can connect to processors, merchants and exports to get maximum out of the potential benefit.

Scott Hocklander, Director Economic Growth and Agriculture, USAID said, " "The grape

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PODA initiates water project for Potohar region




STAFF REPORT CHAKWAL: The Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA) with the support of KGF Foundation has started a project to provide water supply to the people of only rain-fed Potohar region.
This project is implemented among 300 rural families of village Naramughlan of the district.
Under this project, rain water harvesting is done with the participation of community especially rural women for their drinking, domestic usage, livestock and food production.
PODA field

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Asian region needs to work more on biodiversity: Report


MONITORING REPORT ISB: The Asina region is falling well short of achieving the various elements of the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 on protected areas agreed in 2010 by the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, reveals a report.
The Asia Protected Planet report is authored by UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre in partnership with IUCN and provides an in-depth assessment of the current state of protected areas in 24 Asian countries.
It shows that while there

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Bahawalpur region to have veterinary university




STAFF REPORT LHR: Bahawalpur region would have a new university named "Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences" for which the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) has approved the PC-I amounting to Rs 2.395 billion.

"The Punjab government has already allocated 1,000 acers of land in Bahawalpur for this new university and it is being established with the collaboration of two Turkish universities, Selcuk University’ and Ankara University’,&quot

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