Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has said that the Sindh government will install 4000 Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants in schools and 1300 RO plants in the various public Hospitals of the province.
This he stated while presiding over an important meeting regarding implementation on directives of Water Commission. The Chief Secretary Further stated that Rs 2000 million have been allocated for an ADP Scheme for the installation of RO plants in various public hospitals and schools in different parts of the province.
The meeting was attended by the Secretary Public Health Engineering Roshan Ali Sheikh, Secretary Irrigation Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo, Secretary General Administration Syed Hassan Naqvi, Secretary Industries Abdul Haleem Sheikh and other concerned officers of SEPA, KWSB, KDA, WASA. While briefed the meeting secretary PHE stated that on the directives of the Water Commission 104 water supply schemes have been completed and as many as 268 schemes will be completed before June 2020 and some 122 schemes are under tendering process.
While briefing about the status of RO plants the Secretary PHE stated that 2368 RO plants have been installed in various locations of the province and out of while 1603 are functional while some 760 RO plants are non functional.
The Chief Secretary Sindh directed secretary PHE to make sure all installed RO plants to function as per their capacity. He further informed the meeting that Rs 2.8 billion have been released to the oversight committees for operation and maintenance O&M of water supply schemes. Officers of the health department informed the meeting that 11 Incinerators have been rehabilitated in various hospitals of the province and 8 new Incinerators will be installed in government hospitals.
The authorities of the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board informed the meeting that as per directives of the Water Commission every district must have a landfill site and SSWMB has written to the deputy commissioners for the allocation of land for land fill site.