ERRA conducts awareness walk


ISLAMABAD – Earth quake reconstruction and rehabilitation (ERRA) on Tuesday conducted an awareness walk for saving rainwater through rooftops in Balakot. According to press release issued here, the walk was organized by the mutual collaboration of ERRA, SERRA and a local NGO SUKHI to highlight need for saving rain water for daily household utilization.
It said that the local representatives, representatives of national assembly and officials of differing organizations of AJK and KP participated in the walk. Participants of the walk expressed high interest in ERRA’s pilot project and emphasized its introduction countrywide. Earthquake 2005 not only affected nearly 5000 water and sanitation schemes but also reduced the underground water levels by 30 percent.
In statement Deputy Chairman Lt Gen Haroon Aslam said that ERRA started reconstructing the damaged water supply schemes and with and has completed 100 percent of the work in AJK and more than 80 percent in KP.