Around 1,024 men and women of village Ochpul, district Orakzai gained easy access to clean drinking water after successfully completion of water supply scheme. The scheme includes construction of surface tank having capacity of 10,000 Gallons and 920 feet main pipe line. Furthermore, a distribution line of 3,000 feet has been spread in the village for provision of clean drinking water, including 4 each of 780 gallons capacity surface tanks. This scheme has been established under a five years project funded by the Government of Germany and financed by KFW to support Reintegration and Rehabilitation for Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) in newly merged districts.
The representatives of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government and UNDP stressed the need for adopting innovative ways to address the issues of unemployment and lack of livelihood opportunities in the merged districts. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister of Finance and Planning Taimur Jhagra and resident representative of UNDP Ignacio Artaza were speaking at a ceremony to inaugurate vocational training for 500 youth from the merged districts of Khyber, North and South Waziristan. The train ing is being organized at the Human Resource Centre of the Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) in Hayatabad. The six-month training is being funded by the USAID through UNDP in a project being implemented by the SRSP in the three districts. The youth are being imparted training in different trades including solar panel, auto mechanic, motorcycle, refrigeration and air-condition repairing. The trainings are certified by the City and Guild London.