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Areas of Intervention

Here you can read more about active DANIDA financed engagements in Pakistan 

Wastewater Treatment
 Plant (WWTP) in the city of Faisalabad

Within the Danida Sustainable Infrastructure Finance (DSIF), Denmark has approved funding for a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in the city of Faisalabad, Punjab Province. The treatment capacity of the plant is 200,000 m3/day. Danish Engineering Companies and Danish contractors have extensive and solid experience in both drinking water stations and in making WWTPs, even running with green energy.

Another project in Lahore is also in the pipeline, where DSIF will start by financing 75% of a feasibility study for a Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kattar Bund, Lahore.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency are special areas of expertise for Danish companies.

Transmission Lines are similarly within competitive expertise of Danish companies, and such infrastructure can be financed via interest-free loans from Danida Sustainable Infrastructure Finance. Such loans have a 35% concessionality. Construction of wind mill parks necessarily also need transmission lines and a grid to deliver the electricity to the consumers.

In the European Union group of member states represented in Islamabad, Denmark is Lead on the sector for Renewable Energy, thus following closely the development within the energy sector in Pakistan.

Examples of SDG Facility Projects

  • Food Sustainability: Fighting Food Toxicity with Healthy Cooking and Diet. The projects objective is to prevent the growing prevalence of NCDs and obesity across Pakistan by educating, training and supporting healthy eating and cooking habits.
  • Climate Change & Green Transition. The project seeks to support the fight against climate change and promotion of renewable energy in Pakistan by facilitating a knowledge exchange trip for Pakistani journalists to Denmark to learn more about the green transition in Denmark including mitigation and adaptation strategies.
  • Agritech Entrepreneurships. Through workshops and other capacity-building events, the project seeks to provide access for entrepreneurs in the agritech industry to resources, technical know-how, and industry-networks. This in order to support their introduction of new, innovative and easy to use technologies into the Pakistani agricultural sector. The project will also host a platform from where entrepreneurs can pitch their ideas to renowned venture capitalists.