Prime Minister Imran Khan formally launched Pakistan’s first Green Euro bond in Islamabad on Monday.

The Green Euro, called Indus Bond, has been issued by Water and Power Development Authority to raise $500 million for financing Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand dams.

Addressing the launching ceremony, Prime Minister Imran said the government has planned to construct ten dams in ten years to meet water needs and produce clean energy.

He said these two water reservoirs will produce 10,000 megawatts of clean and environment friendly electricity.

Pakistan is one of the most affected countries by climate change and global warming in the world, he said and added to address this challenge, the government is effectively working on tree plantation drive under ten billion tree tsunami programme.

The prime minister said this programme will considerably improve living standards of the people besides promoting tourism and reducing pollution. The target of one billion trees has been successfully achieved, he continued.

He said 15 national parks are being set up to protect and preserve the natural environment.

The government is working on a long-term planning to save the next generations as such policies are imperative for development of the country, the prime minister maintained.

Referring to the public welfare programmes initiated by the government, he said unified curriculum is being introduced to ensure quality education across the country.

The PTI government has launched exemplary healthcare programme to provide universal health coverage to masses, he said, adding that 100 percent population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been provided health coverage while Punjab will achieve the target this year.

The writer is a member of staff
The reporting desk can be reached at info@thecorrespondent.com.pk

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