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PCRWR to conduct survey of 200 water supply schemes.

PESHAWAR, June 24 -- The Ministry of Science and Technology has initiated a number of development programmes worth billions of rupees to be executed in the financial year 2010-11 for the development of industry in the country.

Official sources told this news agency that PCSIR as part of the plan will initiate Balancing and Modernisation and Refurbishment (BMR) of major laboratories.

Similarly lightweight aggregate as substitute of limestone crushed aggregate will be manufactured by Council for Works and Housing Research (CWHR).

Sources further said that Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) will conduct a survey of 2000 water supply schemes to evaluate performance and problems and nine high efficient irrigation systems (trickle and sprinkler) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Northern Areas.

Furthermore, Centre for Applied Molecular Biology (CAMB) will identify and enroll 75 large consanguineous families affected with recessive hereditary hearing impairment from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan to collect clinical tests to ascertain the type of hearing impairment.

They mentioned that National Institute of Electronics (NIE) will contract with IC fabrication facilities abroad and to get an accreditation for the testing lab from national/international bodies.

Similarly, Pakistan Council for Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) will manufacture Solar Water Heater (2500 units), solar dryer (12,500 units) and solar cooker (2,500 units) through private sector with PCRET technical services.

They further revealed that Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) was planning to establish Science Clubs in 100 high schools to create awareness about science and technology.

Five Science Centres will also be established in different cities of the country adding that expertise will be developed on design and layout of digital, analog and mixed signal ICs.

Training and consultancy programmes in the field of electronics, IT, embedded control system, IC design technologies and PCB design and fabrication including internship programme will continue with full pace.

Pakistan Technology Board (PTB) will forecast world markets and technologies of strategic importance essential for industrial growth and achieving a competitive advantage in global markets.

Computer Information Services (CIS) will establish 20 base stations for wireless (Wi-Fi) internet and also set up its nodes at Multan, Quetta and Gwadar.

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Publication:The Statesman (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Date:Jun 24, 2010
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