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Karachi getting less than half of 1,000MGD demand, Murad told – Pakistan

“This system needs to be made judicious,” he said and directed the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) to prepare a zoning plan for water distribution at the water trunk main level and town distribution network to provide the commodity up to the tail-end consumers.

Presiding over a meeting of the KWSB, Mr Shah also decided to launch a vigorous operation against water theft so that water could be supplied to the starving areas of the city.

“The KWSB has to improve its overall performance by ushering in the best professional practices in its entire system right from the administration to water distribution, revenue collection to enhancement in revenue resources, reduction line losses to completion of its projects in time,” he said.

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Desalination plant at Manora to be ready in July, Murad told – Pakistan

Sindh CM Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday directed the public health engineering (PHE) department to complete 151 ongoing water supply and sanitation schemes launched for Rs11.428 billion so that people of different villages could benefit from them.

“The PHE department has a portfolio of 301 schemes worth Rs15.5bn, of them 151 are ongoing. Therefore, they must be completed by the end of current financial year,” he said while presiding over a meeting to review progress of development schemes here at CM House.

The meeting was attended by Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Shah, PHE secretary Saeed Awan, finance secretary Asif Jahangir and others.

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Thousands on streets in Gwadar as protests enter Day 17 – Pakistan

Thousands of people, including women and children, continued protesting in Gwadar in Pakistan for the 17th day on Wednesday, demanding among other things, access to clean drinking water and an end to “trawler mafia”, Dawn reported.

Protesters from Gwadar, Turbat, Pishkan, Zamran, Buleda, Ormara and Pasni are taking part in the Gwadar Ko Huqooq Do Tehreek (Give Rights to Gwadar Movement) led by Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman, a local leader of the Jamaat-i-Islami. They have vowed to continue their protest till their demands are met.

Speaking on Dawn News programme earlier, Rehman said when the Gwadar port was inaugurated in 2002, and again when work on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) began, the people of Gwadar were told that the projects would transform the province as well as the whole of Pakistan.

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Gwadar residents to get fresh water supply soon – Pakistan

Under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor initiative, Balochistan government has decided to initiate multiple projects for provision of clean water and its fair distribution in the coastal town of Gwadar.

The project worth Rs 130 million, would also cater the future water demand and sewerage disposal system in Gwadar, said official sources.

Moreover, multiple projects including, implementing water supply, distribution system, desalination plant, sewerage collection system and treatment plant has also been planned in the Master Plan of Gwadar.

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Gwadar all set for new journey after PM’s visit – Pakistan

Gwadar is set for a new journey after Imran Khan’s successful visit, Gwadar Pro reported on Tuesday. As promising changes are taking place in the booming area of Gwadar, Imran Khan reviewed progress on various development projects and witnessed the signing of memoranda of understanding (MoUs).

During the one-day visit, the Prime Minister performed the groundbreaking of the Gwadar Free Zone Phase Two and launched many projects such as Gwadar Fertiliser Plant, Gwadar Animal Vaccine Plant, Henan Agricultural Industrial Park, Hengmei Lubricants Plant, and Gwadar Expo Centre.

The MoUs signed during the visit included an implementation agreement of a 1.2 million gallons per day desalination plant and solar generators granted from China for south Balochistan.

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PM Imran launches various mega projects in Gwadar, says govt focusing on ‘neglected areas’ – Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday performed the groundbreaking of phase two of the Gwadar Free Zone (GFZ) and launched a number of other development and infrastructure projects including an expo centre, agriculture industrial park and three factories.

During a single-day visit to Gwadar, the premier also inaugurated phase one of the GFZ, reviewed the progress on various development projects, and witnessed the signing of a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs).

He was given a detailed briefing on the progress of the south Balochistan development package in line with the government’s efforts of focusing on the province.

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Russian co intends to setup desalination, waste-to energy project in Karachi – Pakistan

A delegation of Russian businessmen led by Sergey Savchuk, CEO, CC RusWelding called on Board of Investment (BOI) Chairman Atif Bokhari to discuss investment opportunities in Pakistan.

The delegation briefed about their projects related to water desalination and conversion of solid waste to energy, which they intend on setting up in Karachi.

They also spoke about developing an engineering center & said the company is exploring Public-Private Partnerships and EPC ventures.

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Mauripur Expressway approved – Karachi – Pakistan

The Mauripur Expressway, water and sanitation and desalination projects were approved on the public-private partnership mode on Thursday as the 32nd meeting of Public Private Policy Board was held at the Chief Minister’s House.

Along with the expressway, the board approved the Link Road to Korangi, Hub water supply project of three million gallons per day (MGD) from Dhabeji to Special Economic Zone, the Lyari sewerage system, the Lyari Development Authority’s Scheme 42, a five MGD desalination plant and construction of canal from Nabirsar to Vajira on the public private partnership mode.

The meeting agreed that the Mauripur Expressway is to be an eight-kilometre-long two into two lane project from Mauripur Expressway to Y-Junction. It would have a two lane one-way Interchange at ICI bridge.

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Hubco, DHA to provide clean water by reviving desalination plant – Pakistan

In a letter to the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Friday, Hubco said it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with DHA over the revival of DHA Cogen Limited, a desalination plant in Phase VIII.

Hubco will generate 84 megawatts of power to supply to K-Electric and provide three million gallons of potable water per day to the Cantonment Board Clifton.

DHA and Hubco plan to revive the desalination plant and generate five MGD of potable water. They plan to use sea water reverse osmosis technology for the project and Hubco already possesses the first right of refusal.

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SHC seeks reply of Centre over desalination plant at Karachi island – Pakistan

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday issued notice to the federal government seeking its reply over an agreement it signed for a desalination plant installation at Bundal island.

A petition in the high court pleaded that the Attorney had earlier assured the learned court that all stakeholders will be taken into confidence over any development on the islands.

“The federal government has summoned tenders for construction activities and signed an agreement for installation of desalination plant at Bundal Island,” the petitioner said.

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