802 water filtration plants restored


The Balochistan government has rehabilitated and restored 802 water filtration plants in the province to ensure quality drinking water to the masses. Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has directed the officials concerned to rehabilitate the out of order water filtration plants, an official of Balochistan government, told APP.

He said the government had established water filtration plants in every district of the province to provide clean drinking water but they became out of order due to poor maintenance. The CM regretted over closure of water treatment plants saying, “The water treatment plants should be restored which were installed by the previous government to ensure access to clean drinking water.”

“Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has taken notice of water scarcity in Pir Koh area of Dera Bugti,” said an official statement. “A special fund of Rs10 million has been released to the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department to supply water to the area on an emergency basis. The provincial government would be spend one billion rupees on the provision of clean drinking water facility to the masses of Dera Bugti area,” he added.

Moreover, the government had also increased the salaries of water filtration plants’ operators.

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