Wa­ter projects

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

PESHAWAR— The pro­vin­cial govern­ment has made al­most 100 per­cent in­creased al­lo­ca­tion to drink­ing Wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion sec­tors dur­ing the last three year which will have a pos­i­tive im­pact on health and en­vi­ron­ment of the peo­ple of Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa. This was dis­closed by Min­is­ter for Pub­lic Health Shah Far­man, while talk­ing to a del­e­ga­tion, hail­ing from the out skirts of Peshawar . He said that al­most 60 per­cent of KP pop­u­la­tion was hav­ing ac­cess to clean drink­ing wa­ter and its en­hance­ment to 100 per­cent will re­quire Rs.52 Bil­lions. Shah Far­man said that an amount of Rs.5361.00 mil­lion was al­lo­cated for 93 projects in­clud­ing 16 on­go­ing and 77 new schemes dur­ing the cur­rent year. He said a num­ber of potable wa­ter projects have been ini­ti­ated in un­served and un­der­served ar­eas and in or­der to avoid con­tam­i­na­tion of clean drink­ing wa­ter, the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of ex­ist­ing/ old schemes in­clud­ing re­place­ment of old/rusted pipes, wher­ever re­quired, had been in­tro­duced as a reg­u­lar fea­ture in Pub­lic Health En­gi­neer­ing Depart­ment.—APP

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