Ghazi Brotha to provide 200 MGD water to capital


Mayor of Islamabad, Sheikh Anser Aziz said that Ghazi Brotha project would help eliminate water shortage issue on permanent basis as it would provide 200 MGD water to the city.
Mayor Islamabad informed this during a meeting with Chinese delegation. The delegation took interest in different development initiatives of Metropolitan Corporation and gave different suggestions in this regard.
Mayor of Islamabad informed the delegation that provision of sufficient water to the residents of the Federal Capital is among the top priorities of MCI.
He said that Islamabad is expanding day by day and existing water resources including Simly Dam, Tube wells and Khanpur Dam cannot meet water requirement of the city.
He said the Government of Pakistan has approved provision of water from Ghazi Brotha Project and soon after completion of necessary codal formalities work on the project would be launched.
Mayor of Islamabad told the delegation that MCI is also planning to replace old and dilapidated water supply lines and existing network.
He said that existing water supply network was laid down in 60s which are now in dilapidated and due to leakages, large quantity of water waste on daily basis.
He further informed that initially, repair / maintenance of water supply line, conducting water from Simly Dam to the city, has been completed while repair / maintenance on rest of water supply network is in progress.—APP

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