Govt to set up wetlands sites in province: Zartaj

As per the minister the prime minister had given his assent for the project


APP December 21, 2019
Climate Change Minister Zartaj Gul. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul on Friday said the government would set up special wetlands sites in Balochistan, as the underground water has depleted below 1,200 feet in the province.

The wetlands are part of ‘Recharge-Pakistan’ project, which will ensure optimum utilisation of floodwater to augment fast-depleting aquifer in the country. As per the minister the prime minister had given his assent for the project.

“The underground water has depleted below 1,200 feet in Balochistan and the project includes setting up special wetlands sites there. The project mainly includes construction of wetlands at the banks of River Indus,” she said in an exclusive interview with APP.

The minister said that it would also help restore migratory species declining visits to the region, along with revival of ecology.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 21st, 2019.

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