Tribesmen eagerly participating in water related projects

Staff Reporter

Peshawar

The local population in tribal districts is eagerly participating in drinking and irrigation water projects that touch their lives.
These schemes have been launched under the Umbrella of the government of Pakistan, through international assistance implemented by SRSP in different parts of the tribal districts. According to a press release issued here on Monday, seven projects were completed and formally inaugurated at a ceremony at Maochela in South Waziristan tribal district.
Six of them comprise of drinking water projects and one is an irrigation channel. The drinking water projects are at villages Mano Chela, Sharkai, Sorakhel, Naek Zankhel and Sararogha. Worth Rs98 million, the projects would benefit 449 households and over 3,500 population. About Rs1.4 million has been spent on an irrigation channel in Keerkarai village, bringing water to 450 kanals of land.
Inaugurating these projects, Fata Disaster Management Authority Coordinator, Said Rehman said the government was committed to changing the lives of people residing in these remote valleys and bringing quality services to them. He thanked the German government and European Union for their generous assistance. Two projects “Rehabilitation and Reintegration of TDPs” and “Aid to Uprooted People” are funding these projects.
The representative of SRSP lauded the role of the security agencies for creating an environment in which people could now openly participate in development activities. He said that communities were being trained to help ensure that proper technical and social systems were developed to sustain this effort in the future.

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