World Bank approves $442 million for water and sanitation projects in Pakistan

The World Bank has approved $442 million to help Pakistan’s most vulnerable rural communities improve access to water and sanitation. Punjab Rural Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Project (PRSWSSP) aims to improve water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services to provide access to drinking water as well as proper wastewater management in rural settlements.

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Over 2,000 villages and more than six million people will be served within 16 districts of Punjab, with 50% of those in south Punjab and 25% each from central and north Punjab. Moreover, it will provide training for village councils and local caretakers. They will be responsible for operations, maintenance, monitoring, and evaluation, as well as customer service.

Source: The Express Tribune