LAHORE - The Coca-Cola Company, the world s largest beverage corporation, in collaboration with United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Pakistan have jointly held a ceremony to mark the official launch of joint project Water and Environmental Sanitation Improvement in Coastal Communities in Karachi , says a press release. The 2 year project will be implemented in the villages of Kakapir and Soomer and is expected to have a significant impact on the communities residents. Through the project, village residents will finally have access to a sustainable and clean water supply. Key advancements will also be made to improve the environmental sanitation of the area and most importantly, public awareness will be created of the challenges faced by the people of these villages, the majority comprising of subsistence fishermen who strive hard to earn their livelihoods.
Kakapir and Soomer villages are located in the coastal belt near Sandspit and Hawkesbay Beaches, 15 km southwest of Karachi. With the lack of safe drinking water, the residents of these villages have grown dependent on tankers supplying them with a daily ration of water to be used for domestic and consumption purposes.
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