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December 6, 2019

Pakistan, Australia sign water plan

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December 6, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Water Resources on Thursday signed the annual activity plan for cooperation in the field of water resources management with the government of Australia.

This annual activity plan is an instrument to implement the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on water cooperation signed between the two countries in September 2018.

Ministry of Water Resources Secretary Muhammad Ashraf signed this document on behalf of government of Pakistan, whereas Australian High Commissioner for Pakistan Dr Geoffrey Shaw signed on behalf of the government of Australia.

Under this plan, Australia would provide technical assistance, joint research and capacity building of Pakistan’s water sector experts in the field of River Basin Management, water for cities, and drinking and water for food and agriculture. Australian partners would provide water apportionment software and tool to Pakistan which would facilitate Indus River System Authority (IRSA) as well as the provinces for transparent water apportionment as per water Accord 1991 among the stakeholders.