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PCRWR signs SCA with China Water Resources BIDR

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Mar 11, 2022

ISLAMABAD, March 11: Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) on Thursday afternoon signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement (SCA) with China Water Resources, Beifang Investigation, Design and Research Co. Ltd. (BIDR) to transform the water sector in Pakistan.

The key feature of this collaboration is to extend mutual collaboration for the exchange of knowledge, technical expertise and transfer of technologies in water resources management.

Yu Yusen, General Manager, BIDR joined the meeting online and highly acknowledged the significant contribution of PCRWR, Ministry of Science and Technology.

He also provided that under the largest investment of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan, BIDR is committed to facilitating the government of Pakistan for water sector development.

Delivering the keynote speech, the Chairman, Warm Waters Advisory Group (WWAG) Lt. General Muhammad Afzal (retd) remarked that this agreement will bring opportunities for a pro-active organization like PCRWR to address water sector issues in Pakistan.

He added that SCA signed between PCRWR and BIDR is a major paradigm shift to strengthen the strategic partnership between Islamabad and Beijing for water sector transformation in Pakistan.

Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman PCRWR apprised that this joint agreement would crystallize the impact of PCRWR's research and development activities in line with the expertise of BIDR for strengthening water resources management in Pakistan.

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