FAISALABAD

The mega water supply project being executed by the Punjab and French governments jointly will be completed by 2015 at cost of Rs16 billion.

This was stated by Punjab Law and Local Govt Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan while reviewing pace of work of the water supply project here on Saturday. DCO Noorul Amin Mengal, Wasa MD Syed Zahid Aziz, Project Director Ch Faqir Muhammad, Business Coordinator French Company Fawad Rasul and others officials concerned were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, the Law Minister said that the mega water supply project was the special gift from Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif for the citizen of Faisalabad. He claimed that with the completion of the project more than 85 per cent population of the city would get clean drinking water which was a longstanding issue in the city. Rana Sanaullah emphasised that the Punjab government was focusing on provision of basic facilities to the masses and priority was being given to the supply of clean drinking water which was inevitable for the human health.

Inspecting various sections of the under construction project, the law minister directed the executing agencies to monitor quality of construction with high responsibility and no compromise should be made on quality of construction so as the strong and solid structure was necessary for the water supply project.

On the occasion, briefing the minister, the Wasa MD and project Director informed that irrigation water would be treated for making it fit for human consumption. They informed that the treatment plant would be completed by the end of September of the current year. They also informed that 24 megawatts solar energy plant would also be installed by the Wasa with the French assistance. They claimed that on completion the solar energy plant would help Rs720 million annually in the head of electricity.