USAID awards 17 grants to NGOs
ISLAMABAD (September 27 2007): The USAID funded Pakistan Safe Drinking Water and Hygiene Promotion Project here on Wednesday awarded 17 grants to Pakistani NGOs for awareness and mobilisation of communities to practice good hygiene and sanitation, and to sustain water filtration plants.
Speaking to the signing ceremony USAID Pakistan Mission Project Director, Anne Aarnes said that unsafe drinking water is world’s biggest killer of children. She said that “there is no question that the NGOs present here today will play an important role in helping communities sustain and better manage the filtration plants installed by the Government of Pakistan throughout the country.”
Funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Abt Associates in partnership with the Government of Pakistan, the $16.7 million Pakistan Safe Drinking Water and Hygiene Promotion Project is being implemented in nine districts of Pakistan and one agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), these include Shangla, Battagram, Mansehra, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Dadu, Lasbela, Muzaffarabad and Mohmand Agency, she said
Source: Business Recorder