By: nAJEEB uLLAH
Karachi, August 13:The German Embassy has announced a grant of 3.12 million euros to improve water and sanitation conditions in Gilgit-Baltistan to be completed through Water and Sanitation Improvement Program (WASEP).
The “Water and Sanitation Extension Programme” (WASEP) is run by the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service Pakistan (AKPBSP) and is to be funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Germany will provide a grant of 3.12 million Euro. More than 240,000 people in 307 villages of the Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral region are expected to benefit from this grant. This was annouced through a satement issued by the German Embassy on Monday.
Germany has also decided to make substantial increase in its assistance for the flood victims of Pakisatn from two million to 10 million Euros. However The Germans made it obligatory that the given aid would be distributed through UN and German organizations instead of Pakistani Government. The German Embassy said in a statement issued here on Thursday that, the German Federal Foreign Office and the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development announced an increase of the German immediate relief to 10 million Euros in response to the Initial Floods Response Plan for Pakistan.
Earlier, on August 02 the German Government had announced aid of one million Euros for the flood-affectees which was doubled to two million Euros Latter on.