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Sanjrani lauds Japanese support for development projects in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani Monday said Pakistan attached great importance to its relations with Japan and desired to further expand the friendly ties in different sectors for mutual benefit of the people of two sides.

He was talking to the new ambassador of Japan in Pakistan Kuninoro Matsuda who visited Parliament House to call on Chairman Senate.

Chairman Senate welcomed Kuninoro Matsuda and thanked for the cooperation and support for different projects being executed in Balochistan with the financial assistance of government of Japan.

He especially appreciated the contribution of Japanese government for Dadu-Khuzdar Transmission System Project amounting to 7302 million Japanese Yen under which a 275 km 220 KV double circuit transmission line is being constructed to link existing NTDC grid station at Dadu (Sindh) to 220 KV new grid station at Khuzdar, Balochistan.

Sadiq Sanjrani also lauded the Japanese support for Balochistan Middle Level Education Project under which 200 primary schools are being upgraded to the level of middle schools and also involve construction of science rooms and technical workshops in addition to provision of necessary equipment.

The Japanese government has extended an amount of 230 million Japanese Yen in shape of a grant for Economic Social Development Program in Balochistan.

The government of Japan has handed over water well drilling rigs to the irrigation department for improving the living standard of people of Balochistan.

Chairman Senate was apprised by the ambassador that Japanese government also provided an amount of 500 million Japanese Yen to procure machinery and equipment for technical education and vocational training centers as well as for well drilling rigs made by Japanese small and medium enterprises to the provincial governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.





M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.