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Australia helping Pakistan in water resource management

ISLAMABAD: Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson said that the Australian government will continue its assistance to Pakistan for the next four years to strengthen water, food and energy security.

Australia will invest A$11 million in Phase II of the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP) which would focus on improving energy and water management in the Indus Basin. Phase II would build on Phase I - a A$4 million investment which helped strengthen the capacity of Pakistan officials to take an integrated approach to water resource management.

SDIP is a 12-year programme that began in 2013 and aims to promote water, food and energy security in South Asia through improved management of shared water resources; renewable energy cooperation; climate resilient agricultural practices; and strengthened national capacity and coordination.

Article Published in Daily Times on Aug 08, 2016.