SWAT: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, (TiKA), country director Muhsin Balci said that TiKA was interested in providing support for the Mingora Gravity Water Scheme, solarisation and provision of scientific research equipment to Mingora Degree College and establishment of a vocational training institute for transgender persons in Swat.

He expressed these views in a meeting with Malakand division commissioner Shaukat Ali Yousafzai in Saidu Sharif, Swat. Deputy commissioner Junaid Khan, Water and Sanitation Company chief executive officer Sheeda Mohammad and other officers were also present on this occasion.

Muhsin Balci visited Swat on the invitation of the Malakand commissioner.

They discussed various matters of mutual interest and projects in the meeting that included shortage of drinking water in Swat district, shortage of electricity and difficulties in getting employment for the marginalised people, especially transgender persons.

The country director said that TiKA was interested in providing support for the Mingora Gravity Water Scheme, solarisation and provision of research equipment to the Mingora Degree College and the establishment of a vocational training institute for transgender people.He also visited the Mingora town.

It was decided in the meeting that the technical team of TiKA would visit Swat to review areas of cooperation.

Published in Dawn, August 6th, 2022

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