After seven years of the 2010 floods, communities of 7 villages are reconnected with the reconstruction of 600 feet long suspension bridge in UC Barawal bandai District Upper Dir. Previously the span of the bridge was 220 feet which was washed away by floods and disconnected more than 450 households on both sides of the bridge. People had to wade into the stream or to use a longer route to access to the other side. The suspension bridge has reconstructed and extended by SRSP under EU funded PEACE project. The total cost of the scheme is PKR 8,037,545 in which EU share is PKR 7,553,152 and community contribution is PKR 484,493.
Three days training on Pakistan Approach to Total Sanitation (PATS) was organized for 30 elected members (18 male and 12 female) in District Buner under WASH PATs plus project. The objective of the training was to orient the participants on WASH policy framework at district level, provide low cost solutions regarding sanitation and water safety and to elaborate their role in open defecation free (ODF) declaration, verification, certification and sustainability check. Furthermore, their knowledge was enhanced on gender mainstreaming, equity, disaster risk reduction, climate change and environmental protection. The training was organized by SRSP in collaboration with Government of KPK and funded by UNICEF.