Netherlands to help Balochistan in agriculture, water management

Post Source: DAWN

KARACHI: The Netherlands would help Balochistan province in the development of agriculture, education and water management sectors. This was said by Ambassador of the Netherlands, Joost Reinties during his meeting with a delegation of the Balochistan Economic Forum (BEF) here on Thursday. The delegation was led by President BEF, Sardar Shoukat A.K Popalzai. 

The ambassador informed that the Netherlands would extend assistance for various sectors including agriculture, mining, health and education. He further said that help would be provided for water management in the province which is facing a drought like situation for years.

Meanwhile, Sardar Shoukat said that the delegation tried to change the perception of Balochistan with regards to the law and order situation in the province.

The BEF delegation included Sardar Mohyuddin Mohammadzai, chief of Mohammadzai tribe, Babu Gulab, former nazim of Gawadar, and Ashraf Iqbal Baloch of the Gawadar Chamber of Commerce. Tarek M. Khan, Honorary Consul General of the Netherlands in Karachi, was also present during the meeting.

Earlier, the ambassador had said that his country is supporting 340 public schools in Quetta, Mastung and Qila Abdullah especially the girls’ primary schools. He further added that an amount of more than 10 million euros is being spent through NGOs for the development of the province.


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