NGO to get Rs 8.3m from Japan


The government of Japan has decided to extend financial support of Rs 8.3 million to the NGO RORWALI for the construction of a concrete irrigation channel in Village Thakhtabad, District Peshawar. The agreement for the project was signed on Wednesday between Hiroshi OE, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, and Dr Shabir Ahmad Khan, Chairman of RORWALI, at the Japanese ambassador’s residence in Islamabad, says a press release issued here by the Japan Embassy. It says the purpose of the project is to achieve constant and timely provision of irrigation water in the project area by cementing existing unpaved and muddy irrigation channel. Through this project, farmers in the village and its surroundings will get water with consistent flow throughout the year, and even farmers on the tail of channel would also have sufficient water to irrigate their farmlands. The project is expected to benefit about 1,300 households. At the ceremony, the Japanese Ambassador stressed that improvement of irrigation facilities and rural development was one of the priorities of the Japan’s assistance policy towards Pakistan.