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Pilot projects to be initiated in all sectors to implement 100-day plan: Aleem Khan

LAHORE: Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan on Wednesday said that keeping in view 100-day plan in Punjab, pilot projects would be started in each department so that practical work could be demonstrated to the masses as per vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, ARY News reported. Presiding over the review meetings of Industries, Tourism, Irrigation, Labor and other departments, Abdul Aleem Khan said that present government intends to make long and short term planning and steps would be taken in different sectors in…

Pakistan, ADB sign $375 mn deals to improve irrigation

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Pakistan have signed two loans amounting to $375 million to improve irrigation services and promote public-private partnerships (PPP) in Punjab. “The investments will build a new kharif season irrigation system and further develop PPPs in the province,” said Xiaohong Yang, ADB Country Director for Pakistan. “The irrigation project will become part of the Indus Basin Irrigation System and increase agriculture production that will directly benefit farming…

Govt decides to launch 13 irrigation, water supply schemes in Fata

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to launch 13 irrigation and water supply schemes in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). Fata secretariat sources told that these schemes to be launched in Bajaur, Kurram, North and South Waziristan agencies, Frontier Region (FR), Bannu and Tank will be completed at a cost of Rs750 million in one year. Read More: Drip Irrigation: Experts sow berry orchard in barren land of Umarkot After completion, it will irrigate a vast barren land which will improve…