KARACHI - Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) has finalised the Greater Karachi Sewage Treatment Plan S-III and under this project 550 million gallons of sewage would be treated daily before disposing off in the sea.

KWSB managing director made the statement here the other day.

He said a British consultancy firm, Watkins that was hired for the planning of this project, has completed its work and President Asif Ali Zardari was expected to inaugurate the project during the current month.

The MD said that untreated water was a danger to the marine life whereas it was also putting the environment at risk and PC-I of S-III project was formulated and approved on the directions of former mayor Mustafa Kamal during 2007 to solve this problem.

He said that President Zardari, Sindh Governor Ishratul Ebad, Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah and other high-ups took special interest in the project by allocating a budget of Rs1,700 million.

He informed that five treatment plants would be installed under this project, which would be completed in four years and tenders in this regard would be initiated within few days.

The KWSB MD stated that approval of K-IV with a budget of Rs2,500 million and S-III with a budget of Rs1,700 million would improve the environment along the coast and also in the City.