of its task force in December this year, official sources said on Saturday.
The task force on water sector has been funded by ADB with $225,000 under technical assistance special fund. It will take into account all aspects of water resources and its critical relevance to agriculture, development and disaster prevention.
According to the sources, the FoDP task force on water will guide the Ministry of Water and Power to address water security concerns, but it would not ensure multibillion dollar investment the sector requires.
The FoDP, a group of 17 states and multilateral donors, since April 2009, has released $1.5 billion of the initially pledged $6.2 billion, which was to be given by June, 2011.
Besides the financial assistance of $1.5 billion, the FoDP - with the cooperation of ADB - has released a draft report on energy, which says that strengthening energy sector governance and regulation, rationalising prices and energy subsidies will eliminate the load shedding in the country over the next three years. More >>>