Islamabad, May 08, 2018 (PPI-OT): H.E. Mr. Takashi Kurai, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, inaugurated 7 water filtration plants in Tehsil Samundari, District Faisalabad on Tuesday, 8th May 2018. The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 83,200 to Human Appeal International, Pakistan – a Non-Governmental Organization, to provide safe and clean drinking water to local residents. The inauguration ceremony was also attended by NGOs, government representatives and members of local communities.
The financial assistance from the Government of Japan has enabled Human Appeal to improve access of local community to safe drinking water by installation of water filtration plants in 6 different villages of Tehsil Samundari, District Faisalabad. Before the installation of water filtration plants, local residents were using contaminated underground water, causing water-borne diseases. Installation of water filtration plants has enabled local communities to overcome the issue of contaminated water.
Human Appeal International has been serving people of Pakistan in multiple sectors, including WASH, livelihood and economic development, education, disaster risk management and welfare of orphans since 2005.
H.E. Mr. Takashi Kurai, in his speech congratulated Human Appeal on successful completion of the project. He stressed upon the right of common people to access clean drinking water, especially when Pakistan suffers from water scarcity. He also hoped that this project would not only contribute to improving living standard of local communities but also to strengthening further the existing friendly relations between the people of Japan and Pakistan.
For more information, contact:
Embassy of Japan
53-70, Ramna 5/4, Diplomatic Enclave 1
Pakistan (P.O. Box 1119, Islamabad, Pakistan)