Physical and Technological Infrastructure Development (PTID)

BRDS establishes and upgrades basic services and community infrastructure to serve the poor. This covers need based basic infrastructure, additional productive and integrated community infrastructure projects.

Development of Water Supply and Sanitation Schemes

In the scenario of Balochistan, most of the infrastructure related to drinking water supply and sanitation is not sufficient to the current and future needs of the people. The construction, repair and extension of drinking water supply systems would be one among the priority areas since this has direct bearing on women and children. These include:

  • Construction of environmental-friendly drinking water supply schemes
  • Erection of tube-wells and open wells in line with the environmental protocols
  • Installation of hand, solar and wind pumps
  • Construction of sanitation facilities i.e. latrines, street pavements, sewerage, wastewater treatment and disposal, solid waste management and water drainage

Community-based Irrigation Systems

The economic development depends upon the agriculture outputs. As water is very much necessary for efficient productive agriculture, BRDS focuses on construction and rehabilitation of irrigation-related infrastructure. The erection of such infrastructure is meant to support the ultra-poor and vulnerable agrarian families in the rural areas of the province of the Balochistan.

Other Physical & Technological Infrastructure

Keeping into consideration area-specific and people-centric needs, BRDS develops physical and technological infrastructure of the ultra-poor and vulnerable households. At the time of designing such infrastructural projects, the organization takes into account “Value for Money” and develops infrastructure that are not only physical but also technologically innovative and which provide the best value for money.

Implementation Strategy

WATSAN and other infrastructure projects are implemented following social mobilization. Social and technical human resources are recruited to liaise with the PHED department, agriculture and irrigation departments, and rural development department for becoming familiar with water and infrastructure developmental trends and gaps and limitations.

Field engineers are recruited and trained as well as oriented to Multi Sectoral Approach (MSA). Doing this enables the relevant staff members to execute their responsibilities well. For this purpose a range of technical trainings are planned: At field level, the strategy is based on elaborate social mobilization effort, involving the formation and continuous empowerment of community organizations clustered into higher institutions – village organizations (VOs).

The CIs identify and prioritize WATSAN and other infrastructure projects, which become a part of Multi Sectoral Plans (MSPs). Once prioritized, BRDS’ social and technical staff members conduct social and technical feasibilities in the presence of the CI members. If feasible, the technical staff members prepare drawings and estimates. The VOs will be involved in the entire process – designing to MSP planning and implementation. After the approval of the MSPs, the VOs implement the projects through the COs by forming different committees with certain roles and responsibilities.

Deepening and saturation remain integral to physical and technological infrastructure program. This program will be kept focused and safeguarded against being spread too thinly.

These community-based physical and technological infrastructure projects will produce a tangible impact on poverty reduction by enabling a significant proportion of the poor households to access services and resources, leading to improved economic conditions, enhancing opportunities for income generation and improving quality of life.

Overall performance in PTID including total beneficiary households

S. No Type of PTID Schemes No. of Schemes Implemented Total Beneficiary Households
1 Water 1587 34,475
2 Sanitation 1234 29,039
3 Irrigation 522 6,176
4 Link Roads 81 2,382
5 Dams 29 4,974
6 Flood Protection 113 2,218
7 Technological Infrastructure 658 3,265
Total 4,224 82,529