Water experts of KOICA visited PCRWR headquarters, Islamabad on 01 December 2022

Water experts of KOICA visited PCRWR headquarters, Islamabad on 01 December 2022. The main purpose of the visit was to discuss the feasibility of the project titled “Establishment of Groundwater Recharge/ Rainwater Harvesting Ponds for Flood prevention, Mitigation, and Preparedness in districts Multan and Muzaffargarh of Punjab province of Pakistan” submitted to KOICA by PCRWR.

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman PCRWR welcomed the guests and thanked them for visited PCRWR. Dr. Hifza Rasheed, Secretary, PCRWR briefly presented the mandate, functions and different Research and Demonstration projects of PCRWR in different areas of the country. She also highlighted the water-related issues in Pakistan.

Korean experts took a keen interest in the different interventions introduced by PCRWR to tackle water issues in the country. They also emphasized collaborative projects for better water management throughout the country. They appreciated the tireless efforts of PCRWR in sensitizing water-related issues. Detailed deliberations were made on the modalities of the proposed project. In the end, Dr. Naveed Iqbal, Director, Hydrology, PCRWR has demonstrated the groundwater recharge and rainwater harvesting system installed at PCRWR premises.