Published Date: Dec 9, 2009
SDPI HAS JOINED HANDS WITH THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Lack of safe drinking water is leading to increase of sickness and diseases in the urban slums of the country, said speakers at a gathering at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here on Tuesday.
The SDPI has joined hands with the National Committee for Environment Protection, Republic of Korea, to conduct a four-month pilot project in the urban slums of Islamabad and Hyderabad for providing clean drinking water to the slum residents.
Dr Afreen Sattar, Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, executive director SDPI, Dr Mahmood Khwaja, senior advisor and research fellow, and Ambrin Hayat, research coordinator SDPI, presented their studies.
The meeting observed that awareness campaign was needed to familiarize the population with hazards of contaminated water.