MANDI BAHAUDIN (PR) - The Korean government is establishing water supply systems in the villages of Phalia, Mandi Bahauddin with a grant of US$4 million.

Around 80,000 population of that area will be beneficiary of the project. Underground water of the region has been contaminated by the effluent of sugar mills in Phalia to cause health issues to the local population and huge damage to the environment conditions.

To improve living conditions of the inhabitants, the Korea International Cooperation Agency in collaboration with Punjab government’s Housing and Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Department conducted feasibility survey for the project in 2011. As of May 2012, Korean experts are already working on the detailed mapping and implementation strategy of the project for the completion till the first half of 2013. The project will include deep underground water wells, overhead reservoirs and water supply lines.

Provision of potable water will improve health and education with significant impact on poverty evaluation, gender development and cause environment and human resource development. It is also expected that such projects will contribute in the socio-economic development of Pakistan and will perform an important role in exchange of tech.

 and cultural relations between two friend countries.