BRSP´s PATRIP Foundation projects
BRSP, with the financial support of the PATRIP Foundation, is implementing the rehabilitation or construction of social and economic infrastructure in cross-border and border areas of Balochistan including Zhob, Pishin, Quetta, KillaSaifullah and Naushki districts.
The overall goal of the programme is to facilitate or provide a framework for future cross-border or border area trade and cooperation. The programme will provide increased economic opportunities in these border areas, encourage connections to markets and help develop services.
This will enable the utilization of social and economic infrastructure on both sides of the border for the local population - which will enhance economic development and improve the living conditions of the rural population. The aim is also to contribute to reintegration and stabilization of these remote and isolated districts.
In 2012, with the financial support of the PATRIP Foundation, four water supply projects were implemented. The unavailability of drinking water is a crucial issue in border districts in Balochistan. These include Pishin, Quetta and Nushki districts, where clean drinking water in various remote areas of the district is not provided by the government due to a shortage of funding. After receiving formal approval, BRSP proceeded to install and rehabilitate water supplies in the districts of Quetta, Noshki and Pishin in close coordination with the relevant government department and the communities involved. The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) has agreed to extend cooperation during the implementation phase and has assumed responsibility for operation and maintenance of the project.
In order to ensure effective management and operation and maintenance of the
water supply schemes, BRSP adopted a comprehensive social mobilization strategy that resulted in the formation of eight community organizations, the identification and hiring of the services of four CRPs, capacity building for community organizations and CRPs in terms of managerial skills in the form of imparting four community management skill training sessions. Moreover, to ensure community participation, and bridge the gap between public service providers and the community, four Water Management Committees were also formed and trained by WSS operators.
The major outcome of this entire process was not only facilitation and support of the community during the entire process but also a valuable contribution in the form of 2,723 square feet of land to PHED at three sites in Ghaznali, Barech Abad and Salad Nikka.
Installation and rehabilitation of the four planned water supply systems have been completed to the benefit of 6,286 individuals, ensuring a daily supply of 14 and 12 gallons per capita respectively.