Germany to help mitigate climate change impact in GB

GILGIT: German Am­bas­sador Bernhard Schlagheck has said cooperation will be extended for mitigating climate change impact in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The German envoy called on Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan here on Tuesday, according to a press release issued by the Chief Minister’s House.

The chief minister appreciated the German government for supporting GB in health, education and power sectors.

Mr Khurshid told the German envoy that Prime Minister Imran Khan was taking special interest in development of the region as the federal government had approved a development package of Rs370 billion for GB.

He said the region had vast opportunities in tourism, minerals and power sectors. He informed the diplomat that GB was vulnerable to climate change, and sought international financial institutions’ help to mitigate impact of the phenomenon.

Khalid Khurshid said special cooperation of German government was required for upgrading power supply system and construction of new power houses under public-private partnership.

The German ambassador said his government would help improve health, education and power sectors in the region.

Published in Dawn, July 7th, 2021

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