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US Consul General, WAPDA Chairman discuss water, hydropower projects

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Lahore - January 26, 2017: The US Consul General in Lahore Yuriy Fedkiw today called on WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (R) at WAPDA House. The matters relating to mutual interest including cooperation in water and hydropower projects of WAPDA were discussed during the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman thanked the US for its financial support through United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in construction of WAPDA projects. Referring to the long-standing relationship, he expressed the hope that the mutual cooperation between the US and Pakistan for development of water and hydropower resources will further expand in the days to come. Highlighting the significance of water and hydropower projects, the Chairman said that these projects greatly contribute towards poverty alleviation and social development in the remote and backward areas besides stabilizing the national economy. Therefore, the financial support by the donor agencies and international financial institutions is all the more important to develop these projects.

The US Consul General said that it is a matter of satisfaction that the US has been a partner in progress of water and hydropower sectors in Pakistan. He further said that the US-funded projects have been playing a significant role in prosperity of the people of Pakistan.