Kigali, Rwanda, 6 June 2010 –The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service’s (AKPBS,P) Water and Sanitation Extension Programme (WASEP) in Pakistan was awarded the Energy Globe Award. The award recognises projects that “make careful and economical use of resources and employ alternative energy sources”.
The award, which was received in Kigali, Rwanda, during a ceremony organized on the UN World Environment Day, recognized AKPBS’s efforts to improve living conditions in more than 200 villages in Pakistan. WASEP was also short-listed as one of the top three projects in the Water Category Award. Other projects which received this award were from India and Germany.
On receiving the award, AKPBS,P’s Chairman, Hafiz Sherali said “the contribution of WASEP in improving the living conditions of the people in Pakistan has been a source of great satisfaction for AKPBS,P”. Sherali went on to note that more was needed to be done in this area.
Energy Globe founder and organizer, Wolfgang Neumann, congratulated the teams for their achievements and contribution towards the environment and safe water. Also present at the award ceremony was Maneka Gandhi, Chairperson of the Energy Globe Jury and Former Indian Minister of the Environment.
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