WSSP, IRC join hands to work for WASH sector
Peshawar – Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), agreeing to work for the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector in Peshawar.
Chief Executive Officer WSSP Dr Hassan Nasir and IRC’s Country Director Shabnam Baloch signed the MoU. General Manager (OPS) Riaz Ahmad, General Manager Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Zamir-ul-Hassan while Hassan Jillani, Junaid Khan, and Shams Quraishi of IRC were also present on the occasion.
The MoU would be effective for four years and both entities would cooperate in the water, sanitation, and environmental sectors. They will utilize each other’s expertise in these sectors. It was agreed that IRC would provide technical support to WSSP for improvement in services in sanitation, health, and hygiene.
Besides, both will hold joint conferences, seminars, courses, and training programs. They will also coordinate, exchange expertise in water quality testing, monitoring and sanitation and conduct joint field visits.
IRC will also help in building capacity in the monitoring and evaluation sector and execute joint research in the sectors. Moreover, both will work on water conservation, safe disposal of waste and awareness regarding health and hygiene as well as highlight environmental problems.
They will also cooperate in automation and solarization of tube-wells GIS mapping, installation of SCADA system and rehabilitation of WASH infrastructure.