PPP govt focused on providing clean drinking water: Nasir Shah

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Sindh Minister for Local Government and Public Health EngineeringSyed Nasir Hussain Shah on Wednesday said Pakistan Peoples Partygovernment in Sindh is taking every possible step to provide at theearliest clean drinking water to the people of the rural and backwardareas of the province, along with standard sewerage system there.

The Minister was presiding over a meeting here in his office toreview the on-going schemes of drinking water and sewerage , and onmaking functional the non-operative RO plants.

The participantsincluded Member National Assembly Mehaish Malani, Member SindhAssembly Muhammad Qasim Soomro, Sindh Secretary Public HealthEngineering, Saeed Awan, Deputy Commissioner Tharparkar Muhammad NawazSohu and senior officers of PHE.

Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that provision of clean drinking andstrong sewerage system was a part of the vision of PPP Chairman BilalBhutto Zardari.

And, PPP government was striving to provide all basicfacilities at the doorstep of the people and upgrade their lifestandard within shortest possible time.

He also took serious note of the reports about theft of materialand accessories to be used in these development schemes and orderedinquiry to fix the responsibility for taking strong legal actionagainst those involved.

He directed for timely completion of the sewerage schemes andthat quality of the work must be ensured.      He said the non-operative RO plants be made functional and thatall RO plants be properly maintained.

The Minister also issued directives that the electedrepresentatives from the respective areas should be taken intoconfidence and strong liaison be built with them for execution of allthe development schemes.

He informed that one RO plant with capacity of 25,000 gallon perday and completed at the cost of   Rs five million wasinaugurated on Tuesday in Ibrahim Hiadri , a backward area of thecity.  Around 30,000 people of the area would benefit from this plant.In Juma Goth, in Landhi, also RO plant would beinstalled soon.

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