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CM Punjab approves expansion of rainwater storage project


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

31st July, 2020
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CM Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar approved the expansion of an underground rainwater storage project.

He approved the expansion after a successful attempt in Lahore. He approved the move during a meeting to review the performance of the housing department.

According to details, the “Monsoon Underground Water Reservoir” was built at the cost of Rs149 million. The project was first completed at Lahore’s Lawrence Garden in three months. The reservoir is capacious to hold Up to 1.5 million gallons of water. The stored water will be used for drinking and horticulture purposes.

Buzdar directed the housing department that a new sewerage line would be built from Larex Colony to Gulshan Ravi at an estimated cost of Rs14 billion.

He also said that the government was working on the establishment of a surface water treatment plant in the provincial metropolis. It will cost around Rs21 billion.

He also said that the city’s Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) can work using modern technology on a business plan created by the government.

“A horticulture academy would also be set up in Lahore to train the people about the intricate art of garden cultivation and management,”

“Around Rs6 billion have been earmarked for the Aab Pak Authority to protect people from water-borne diseases,” Buzdar said. “The housing department should complete its public welfare projects within the stipulated period.”

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