ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank and the Unicef have signed a letter of understanding to collaborate on water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) and solid waste management interventions under an ADB-funded project in Rawal­pindi and Bahawalpur.

The understanding will help promote sustainable, inclusive, and low carbon municipal services that will benefit up to 1.5 million dwellers.

The close synergies between ADB’s Developing Resilient Environments and Advancing Municipal Services (Dreams) project and Unicef’s Wash programme present a significant opportunity to enhance the impact of the programmes, ultimately leading to positive outcomes in water, sanitation, and hygiene that will benefit people in Pakistan.

This is the second formal agreement between the two organisations at the country level, following a collaboration during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published in Dawn, March 6th, 2024

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