The World Bank (WB) calls on both Pakistan and India "to consider alternative ways to resolve their disagreements". World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Pakistan and India should look to resolve the conflict mutually and within the bounds of the IWT. "I would hope that the two countries will come to an agreement by the end of January [2017]."
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November threatened to stop honoring the Indus Waters Treaty and block the flow of water into Pakistan. India is constructing two hydropower projects on the Chenab River.
Pakistan has objected to the construction of the 850MegaWatt Ratle and 330MW Kishanganga hydropower schemes.

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