Gilgit - Baltistan

Northern Areas Sanitation Strategy Launched

Chief Secretary, Secretary Local Governments and others addressing.

by Asgahar Khan

Gilgit, April 29: Launching Ceremony of International Year of Sanitation 2008 was held at Gilgit Serena Hotel. It was jointly organized by Local Govt. & Rural Development (LG & RD)Department Northern Areas, UNICEF, NAEPA, IUCN and WASEP.

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) is coordinating the International Year of Sanitation, in broad partnership with stakeholders including UN agencies, NGOs, the private sector and academia, to raise awareness and to accelerate progress on sanitation.

Maj. (R) Qamar Zaman Ch. Chief Secretary, Northern Areas, Mr. Hafeez-ur- Rehman, Secretary Law & Local Govt, Mr. Andrew Parker, Water, Environment & Sanitation Section (WES) UNICEF Pakistan, Mohammad Ilyas Saddiqui ,Chairman, Municipal Committee Gilgit, and Mr. Zulfiqar Ali, Incharge LG & RD Department Northern Areas addressed on ceremony. Danyore DJ School delivered an impressive presentation on Environment made in collaboration with the Local Support Organization (LSO) Danyore. 

The northern areas sanitation strategy, a fifteen page draft document, was launched on the occasion for comments.


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One Comment

  1. WASEP (Water and Sanitation Extension Program) is working in the WATSAN sector throughout the Northern Areas and Chitral from last many years. WASEP has so far completed hundreds of similar Projects in the region. It should have a leading role in such an important forum. but I don not know why it was not properly represented.

    Aziz at Mansehra

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