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November 27, 2018

The 14th JICA President Award Goes To Engineer Syed Zahid Aziz, Managing Director, WASA Lahore

PhotoMr. Yasuhiro Tojo giving away the Award to Engineer Zahid Aziz

Islamabad, November 27, 2018: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recognizes outstanding services and accomplishments towards JICA's International cooperation projects in Punjab, Province by Managing Director, Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Lahore, Syed Zahid Aziz by honoring him with JICA President Award 2018. Award presenting ceremony was held at the conference room in WASA Office, Lahore.

Since 2005 till 2018, Engineer Zahid Aziz has served as an active and action oriented counterpart with JICA Pakistan. In addition to the contribution as a facilitative leader of WASA Faisalabad and WASA Lahore, Mr. Zahid Aziz paved the way for long standing partnership between JICA and WASAs. In 2005, JICA started a project of retrieval of sewerage and drainage system of Lahore phase I & II and Mr. Zahid worked together with JICA team as a main counterpart (Project Director) to implement the project smoothly. After completion of retrieval of sewerage and drainage system project he got departmental promotion and appointed as Managing Director WASA Faisalabad. As Managing Director WASA Faisalabad he completed very important JICA supported projects like Improvement of water supply system Lahore, Upgradation of mechanical system Faisalabad, Institutional improvement of 5 WASAs and Master planning of WASA Faisalabad city quite smoothly and successfully from 2012 to 2017.

At the ceremony, Vice chairman WASA, Deputy Secretary Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) and other WASA members joined the ceremony and celebrated the award of his laureate.

In his speech, Engineer Zahid Aziz expressed his gratitude to all the parties concerned of this laureate and reminisced about the long term relationship with JICA over one decade.

"For the development and improvement of WASA's including WASA Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi, the Government of Japan contributes a lot" said Engineer Zahid Aziz.

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