Consultative workshop for Integrated District Development Vision of District Mastung organized by IUCN Balochistan

27 July 2009 | International news release

QUETTA July 27: A meeting in connection with the Integrated District Development Vision (IDDV)  consultation process for political awareness was held in Quetta by theIUCN Quetta Office. Government officials from agriculture, EDO planning and finance, EDO health,  EDO Education, Director Education, ucation, EDO Community Development, EDO Revenue, Union Council Nazim Mastung, EDO Livestock, media representatives from Mastung, members of civil society, Naseebullah Khan District Coordinator Pishin/Mastung/Quetta from  IUCN, Abdul Latif Rao resource person from IUCN Balochistan were present in the meeting. It was chaired by District  Coordination Officer Mastung  Asfandyar Khan chaired the meeting.

The purpose of the meeting was to identify the issues and give recommendations and suggestions for short, medium and long term solutions. Asfandyar Khan lamented the lack of focus on research governmental sector, resulting in the current state of backwardness. He cited many success stories and around the world which could be replicated in Mastung.

He also said that the potential work areas like ground water scarcity, sand dune stabilization, agriculture, health and education needed to be improved further. He added that education and awareness should be the focus on a priority basis, as this will enable to increase  the awareness and literacy and  people will start realizing their role in society., He assured full support from the District government to IUCN  throughout IDDV development process.

The recommendations and suggestions of the participants from all the sectors were recorded In the consultative process.

District  Coordination Officer Mastung Asfandyar Khan appreciated the effort of IUCN Balochistan office for taking the initiative of facilitating the district government in preparation of their development vision. In the end, Naseebullah Khan from IUCN Balochistan gave a vote of thanks and concluded the consultative workshop.


For more information, please contact:
Ms. Faryal Ahmed
Communication & ESD Officer
Balochistan Partnerships for Sustainable Development
IUCN Balochistan Office
Marker Cottage, Zarghoon Road
Quetta
Tel: + 92 81 2840450
email: faryal.ahmed@qta.iucnp.org


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