First KAAP Project in Punjab Pakistan

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koica_project(April 30th, 2015-Islamabad KOICA Office) In the history of KOICA Pakistan, First MoU has been signed between KOICA Alumni Association of Pakistan (KAAP) and The Dongbu Engineering Company Ltd of the Republic of Korea for conducting Socio-economic Baseline and provision of WASH and Community Development Training in Pattoki district Kasur. The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Pakistan in collaboration with the Housing, Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Department (HUD & PHED) of Government of Punjab is establishing Waste Water Treatment Plant in Pattoki of District Kasur. The Dongbu Engineering Company Ltd (DB ENG) of the republic of Korea is the Official Project Management Company (PMC). The KOICA Alumni Association of Pakistan (KAAP) along with KOICA Pakistan staff will conduct a baseline survey for identifying socio-economic condition, community needs to provide inclusive trainings in Health, Water, Sanitation and mobilization for launching Saemaul Undong-Korea’s New Village Movement (Development of Model Town) and  as well as providing strategic recommendation and guidelines for implementing Saemaul Undong-People’s based Community development programs in targeted areas.

This project aims to improve sanitation and health condition, imparting self-realization, diligence and cooperation in more than hundred community leaders in 31 UCs of Pattoki. "It will ensure effectiveness and sustainability of the water treatment plant through social networking and capacity building of the schools and communities including Women and Youth in targeted areas". Said Mr. Sung, The Resident Representative KOICA.

"Youth and Community Leaders are essential to sustainable community development. We had completed similar project with Institute of Rural Management-IRM for sustainable management and mobilization of Water Supply Schemes in Mandi Bahuddin last year. We had trained more than hundred community members, 44 school teachers and thousands of students on WASH and Community Development." Mr. Mohsin briefed the participants.

Dr. Akram, Dr. Saboor and Dr. Qazi appreciated the initiatives and assure quality of training in Pattoki. On the ocassion, Dr. Akram Shaikh President KAAP, Prof. Dr. Abdul Saboor KAAP Member, Dr. Athar Qayyum Qazi (Ex-Deputy Secretary Economic Affairs Division and Medical Consultant) and Mr. Mohsin Khan (Program Coordinator and KAAP Advisory Member for Water, Agri. & Rural Development) witnessed the ceremony.