Australia funds clean drinking water, sanitation facility in Punjab

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Islamabad

Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson Tuesday opened a facility in Bullay Bala area of Punjab that will provide the community with clean drinking water and improved sanitation services. Clean drinking water supply and waste water collection and treatment facility was funded by the Australian Government and implemented by Plan International, said a statement issued here.
High Commissioner Adamson said the Australian Government was pleased to support development of the facility under the Australian Civil Society Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Fund. The project worked with Bullay Bala community and local government departments to promote improved water, sanitation and hygiene behavior and improve access to sanitation. “Access to clean drinking water, sanitation facilities and better hygiene plays a pivotal role in the health and economy of a community,” Ms Adamson said.
Ms Adamson also visited a girl’s high school in Roopwal where washrooms have been installed alongside an interactive display promoting improved water, sanitation and hygiene practices. She noted the strong link between water, sanitation, hygiene and nutrition. “Supporting nutrition in Pakistan is a priority for the Australian Government, including by supporting provincial governments to improve nutrition-related services,” Margaret Adamson said.—APP

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