Eu-funded: Water supply unit, school refurbished

Four-year €39.8m Raha programme aims to improve living standards of over 0.1m Pakistanis hosting Afghan refugees.

Our Correspondent January 24, 2014

PESHAWAR: Ambassador of the European Union (EU) Lars-Gunnar Wigemark has said he will continue to support the socio-economic uplift and rehabilitation of Afghan refugees under the EU-funded Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (Raha) programme in K-P. The ambassador said this while addressing an inauguration ceremony of a water supply scheme by the provincial Public Health Engineering department along with the refurbishment of a government primary school for girls in Chowki Darab village of Amankot, Nowshera. The water supply scheme, refurbished at a cost of Rs2.914 million, with Rs70,000 donated by the community, will benefit more than 4,800 resident. The four-year €39.8 million Raha programme aims to improve living standards of more than 0.1 million Pakistanis who have hosted or continue to host Afghan refugees.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 24th, 2014.


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