Friday, March 5, 2010

WB, ADB to approve uplift package for Gilgit Baltistan

Islamabad: A comprehensive economic package was being prepared for socio-economic uplift of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), said Asian Development Bank (ADB) sources.
Talking to APP, the sources said, the proposed package would prove helpful in accelerating development work in the region.
A high level meeting of Asian Development Bank, World Bank (WB) and Gilgit-Baltistan administration was held in Islamabad to discuss the package, the sources said.
According to details, ADB and WB would invest jointly in mega projects of Health, Education, Agriculture, Power, Social uplift, Tourism, Mineral, and environment sectors.
The sources said public representatives and political leaders would also be invited in near future to discuss the package further in detail to formulate a comprehensive package.APP

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