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Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (AKPBS), Pakistan kicks off Potable water project

“The initiative will install household and communal drinking water tap stands that meet World Health Organization standards.” –Rizwan Jamil, AKDN.

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Gilgit, November 26, 2015: A potable water and hygiene improvement project was launched in Murtazaabad in Hunza Valley to improve the general quality of life in the area. At least 3,500 people are expected to benefit from the project launched by USAID and the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (AKPBS), Pakistan.

The project was launched to celebrate World Toilet Day which aims to draw global attention to the fact that 2.5 billion people worldwide lack access to adequate sanitation, Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) spokesperson Rizwan Jamil told The Express Tribune on Wednesday. “The initiative will install household and communal drinking water tap stands that meet World Health Organization standards.” Continue reading “Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (AKPBS), Pakistan kicks off Potable water project”

Awareness workshop by Aga Khan Planning and Building Service Pakistan: 'Rise of water in Indus River may displace communities'

Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan selected finalist for UK based Business Ethical award

KARACHI: Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan’s (AKPBSP) Building and Construction Improvement Programme (BACIP) is one of ten finalists for the United Kingdom based Ethical Corporation’s 2015 Responsible Business Ethical Awards under the new category of Best Social Enterprise. The prestigious international award goes to an organisation that addresses existing social and/or environmental challenges. Winners will be announced on September 25, 2015 at a … Continue reading Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan selected finalist for UK based Business Ethical award

Have You Ever Seen The Rain? - Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, India

Have You Ever Seen The Rain? – Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, India

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Garden Housing Project: Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (India) to help build 832 apartments in Hyderabad, India

The Unique feature of the project is that the apartments range from 550 sft. to 5,500 sft. to match the needs of people of varying incomes, affluence levels, tastes and status. So here is a home for you at a price you can afford. The location, the concept, the idea and the guiding social obligations have been so distinctive that Agakhan Planning and Building Service … Continue reading Garden Housing Project: Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (India) to help build 832 apartments in Hyderabad, India

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Development through empowerment: the AKDN way – Interview with Hafiz Sherali, Chairman Aga Khan Planning & Building Services Pakistan

Following the National Dissemination Seminar on Aga Khan Development Network’s (AKDN) Water and Sanitation Extension Programme (WASEP) in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral, BR Research sat down with Hafiz Sherali, the Chair of the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan, an agency of AKDN. He has been serving for two decades as a volunteer in various capacities in the institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network. … Continue reading Development through empowerment: the AKDN way – Interview with Hafiz Sherali, Chairman Aga Khan Planning & Building Services Pakistan

AKDN's Water and Sanitation Extension Programme: Thousands benefit in Chitral, G-B

AKDN’s Water and Sanitation Extension Programme: Thousands benefit in Chitral, G-B

January 29, 2015 ISLAMABAD: The completion of work on a mega water and sanitation project has raised the standard of living of thousands of household in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Chitral. The Water and Sanitation Extension Programme (WASEP) has benefited over 210,000 people in 12,000 households in the region. The collaboration of the German government and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has not only helped improved lives … Continue reading AKDN’s Water and Sanitation Extension Programme: Thousands benefit in Chitral, G-B

Blog by engineer Lily Pozzetti Holt on Aga Khan Planning and Building Services India

I have come to Mumbai, India for four months to work in an NGO called Aga Khan Planning and Building Services India, through a middleman charity Challenges Worldwide. AKPBSI work to alleviate poverty through the provision of safe sustainable sanitation and habitat initiatives, so I have rocked up to get in on the action. This isn\’t your run of the mill, dig a well and … Continue reading Blog by engineer Lily Pozzetti Holt on Aga Khan Planning and Building Services India

Foundation Laying Ceremony for the New Bamyan Provincial Hospital, will be constructed by the Aga Khan Planning and Building Services

Bamyan, Afghanistan, 20 April 2013 – The Foundation Laying Ceremony marking the start of construction of the new Bamyan Provincial Hospital (BPH) was held on 18 April 2013 in Bamyan. The new building, which is a project of the Aga Khan Health Services supported by Canada, is expected to be completed by March 2015. The BPH will offer an additional 86 beds for pediatric, obstetric and … Continue reading Foundation Laying Ceremony for the New Bamyan Provincial Hospital, will be constructed by the Aga Khan Planning and Building Services

Seismic resistance: Enforcement of building code in hilly areas urged – Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (AKPBS)

Experts at a workshop discussed building guidelines for seismic resistance and thermal efficiency of buildings in the mountain regions of Pakistan. They stressed the need for legislation on building code and better coordination between public and private sectors in devising a mechanism for implementing the strategy and plan to save life and properties of people, said a press release issued by the Aga Khan Planning … Continue reading Seismic resistance: Enforcement of building code in hilly areas urged – Aga Khan Planning and Building Service (AKPBS)

Aga Khan Planning and Building Service and Pakistan Engineering Council launch building guidelines for safer constructions in mountain regions

Islamabad, 29 January, 2013 (PR): The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan (AKPBS,P) – an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in collaboration with the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) organized a workshop to share a set of building guidelines for seismic resistance and thermal efficiency of buildings in the mountainous regions of Pakistan. via AKPBS and Pakistan Engineering Council launch building guidelines … Continue reading Aga Khan Planning and Building Service and Pakistan Engineering Council launch building guidelines for safer constructions in mountain regions

Aga Khan Planning and Building Service Chitral Celebrated Global Hand washing day | GroundReport

CHITRAL: A health and Hygiene sensitize workshop was held at Booni some 75 KM from here organized by Javaid Ahmad Health & Hygiene Officer of  Agha Khan Planning and Building Service Chitral. Muhammad Zahir Khan Tehsil Municipal Officer Booni was chief guest on the occasion while the ceremony was presided over by Hazar Muhammad Chairman AKPBS upper Chitral. via AKPBS Celebrated Global Hand washing day … Continue reading Aga Khan Planning and Building Service Chitral Celebrated Global Hand washing day | GroundReport

Arts and Crafts from Chitral go on display

ISLAMABAD:Colourful, ethnic and funky are the three words that come to mind as one enters the Nomad Art Gallery, which is exhibiting arts and crafts from Chitral these days. Titled “The Ramazan Diaries”, the work that has been created by the women of the mountainous region is an artistic account of their life during the month of Ramazan. The nine wall hangings stand out with … Continue reading Arts and Crafts from Chitral go on display

CHITRAL: Urban Drinking Water Project Ground Breaking held

On the occasion of ground breaking ceremony of KFW funded Urban Drinking Water Project to be executed by Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan ( AKPBSP) under Water and Sanitation Extension Programme ( WASEP) in partnership with beneficiary communities…via CHITRAL NEWS … Latest News & Views from Chitral. Continue reading CHITRAL: Urban Drinking Water Project Ground Breaking held