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    Development of Construction Industry : A Literature Review
    (2007-11-01) Mir, Aized H.; Durrani, Amer Z.; Tanvir, Mehreen
    The construction industry in Pakistan is well aware of the challenges it faces and its issues, constraints, and recommendations are also well documented in reports published from time to time. This study shows that business environment (demand-side), Human Resources (HR), equipment and materials are key factors restraining growth therefore showing that there are no short-term fixes for these problems. A sustained long-term committed approach to developing the construction industry (contractors, consultants, and, clients) is of paramount importance. Considering the Government of Pakistan's (GoP) ambitious development plans for the coming years, innovative and out of the box solutions will be required to deliver the proposed infrastructure projects.
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    Lessons for Managing Lake Basins for Sustainable Use
    (Washington, DC, 2005-12) World Bank
    The objective of this economic and sector work (ESW) is to distill and extend those findings from the GEF Medium Sized Project (MSP) implemented by the World Bank entitled Towards a Lake Basin Management Initiative: Sharing Experiences and Lessons from GEF and Non-GEF Lake Basin Management Projects that are relevant to the GEF and development partners, by extending the types of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) indicators-process, stress reduction, and environmental status-previously developed by the GEF for international waters projects. Twenty-eight lakes were studied in the MSP. While this ESW outlines the environmental status of the lakes in the MSP study and the stress reduction activities undertaken at these lakes, the main focus of this ESW is on the process indicators, which measure the development of an enabling environment for lake management.
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    The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan : Water Sector Review Update, Main Report
    (Washington, DC, 2001-02-15) World Bank
    The Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, invited the Bank to assist in updating the Water Sector Review of 1997 as an input into the formulation of a five-year action plan for the water sector. Jordan faces three critical challenges: a) the resource challenge, b) the financing challenge, and c) the institutional challenge. In terms of resource challenge, the challenge of water deficits is compounded by the need to ensure water quality and environmental protection. A systematic action plan for reuse of treated wastewater needs to be formulated in view of the projected increase in the quantity of treated wastewater available for use in the Jordan Valley. In terms of financial challenge, Jordan will have to redouble its efforts at generating significant additional operating income from drinking water supply and irrigation services. Urban water and irrigation tariffs have not increased since 1997. Urgent action is needed on tariffs to ensure full recovery of operating costs and periodic adjustments for inflation. Self-financing of water supply and irrigation services must be a high priority. In terms of institutional challenge, reforming the Water Authority of Jordan and Jordan Valley Authority to focus on essential strategic and bulk water management tasks while divesting retail water services to user or private sector entities is a high priority.