European Union and IUCN to invest €14 million in Balochistan Water Conservation .

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European Union Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Jean-Francois Cautaian and IUCN Country Representative Mahmood Akhtar Cheema called on Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Mr. Malik Amin Aslam .Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate change Mr. Malik Amin Aslam briefed the delegation about the Ministry of Climate Change performance in environmental protection and conservation and apprised them the” Recharge Pakistan Project “ which aims at raising the under water table by conserving flood water in the right and left bank of Indus River reservoirs, that water could be utilised for domestic as well as horticulture purposes . Mr. Malik Amin Aslam further highlighted that the core objective of COP24 was to adopt a universal rulebook wherein all countries will follow the standard operating procedures for conservation of nature and mitigating the catastrophic natural disasters. European Union Ambassador to Pakistan Mr. Jean-Francois Cautaian contoured that in partnership with IUCN, the EU will sponsor €14 million water conservation project in Balochistan. The project with multipurpose targets will increase water reservoirs, program for community awareness in utilising minimum water, using alternative methods in irrigation and farming and promoting live stock investment .IUCN Country Representative Mr. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema said that IUCN is working in natural resource management , water resource management and community awareness and involvement in water conservation.

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