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Pakistan COVID-19 Urban Slums Response Programme to continue till June 30

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Advisor on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam presided over a meeting regarding the Pakistan COVID-19 Urban Response Programme (PCUSRP) at the Ministry of Climate Change in Islamabad on Wednesday.

During the meeting, the Representative of UN-Habitat Javed briefed the advisor about the Pakistan COVID-19 Urban Slums Response Programme under the UN-Habitat Response Plan aimed at to empower the local community by initiating income generation opportunities specially created for women through the production of masks and gloves, installation of communal handwashing facilities, sanitizer provision and daily spraying disinfectant in the community.

The pilot program will continue from May 10 to June 30, 2020.

Malik Amin Aslam vowed to support the project and highlighted that this project is very closely linked with the MoCC’s response of COVID-19.

The advisor appreciated their efforts for making the public aware about the precautionary measures against the COVID-19.

The project comprises three thematic areas -1) Tree plantation, 2) Urban solid, liquid and hazard waste management, and 3) livelihood, he added.

The matters pertaining to hazardous waste management and mechanism, tree plantation at Soan River and Nullah Lai, Urban waste management with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) components also came under discussion during the meeting

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