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26 Jan 2020 KARACHI
Spelling out the priorities of the provincial government in a meeting with a World Bank (WB) delegation, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah claimed that he had given equal attention to the development of urban and rural areas. “Urban areas need drinking water and water for industrial requirements, while the rural areas are in need of efficient agricultural water systems for the growth of the agro-sector,” explained the CM, bringing up water development projects in the province.
27 Dec 2019 KARACHI
Establishing an independent committee of experts to calculate the availability of water, building reservoirs and installing a telemetry system to remove doubts about water theft are some of the recommendations made by a body appointed by the prime minister to address growing discord among the federating units in view of the water crisis.
7 Nov 2019 KARACHI
Dhabeji Water Pumping Station (DWPS) has been revamped and with this development Karachi would start getting required amount of water in terms of millions of gallons per day and that would lessen the water paucity gravity to a great extent.
27 Oct 2019 KARACHI
The CM said he was committed to making Karachi a liveable and peaceful city. He discussed with the delegation various possible collaborations between the Sindh government and Energy China in the water sector.
12 Aug 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved development of the ambitious “Sindh Barrage” on the Indus River.Located about 28 miles upstream from the mouth of the river at the Arabian Sea and about 80 miles east of Karachi, the Sindh Barrage was proposed by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to address water issues in the region...
10 Jun 2019 KARACHI
President Arif Alvi here on Sunday said a desalination plant with the capacity to treat 1100 to 1400 million gallons of water per day was a viable option to meet the challenge of water scarcity in Karachi. He said to turn the arrangement all the more feasible an efficient tarrif mechanism would be further needed.
18 Jan 2019 KARACHI, Pakistan
Giant state-run Russian energy company Inter RAO Group has offered to invest $2 Billion USD in Pakistan water and power sector projects, including the Mohmand dam on the Swat River.Inter RAO Engineering is one of the largest Russian public energy companies that has joint ventures with European companies like Siemens in Russia...
7 Jul 2018 KARACHI
Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar has termed the Supreme Court's order about the construction of Bhasha and Mohmand dams historic. He said the Council of Common Interest (CCI) has no issue on the construction of these water reservoirs. The Mayor urged philanthropists to come forward and give their due share for the construction of desalination plant in Karachi.
2 Jul 2018 KARACHI
Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari remarked that he is willing to turn seawater into drinkable water to ensure the provision of water for the people of Lyari. Bilawal was addressing party workers at Lyari’s Chakiwara area during the launch of his electoral campaign. “We will ensure water provision for all,” he said, adding that the party will also give interest-free loans to women from underprivileged backgrounds.
1 May 2018 KARACHI, Pakistan
Several new "mega" projects will be initiated in Karachi and assistance will be provided from Pakistan's central government for several of the provincial government’s pending projects, The Tribune reports.In his budget speech on Friday, Finance Minister Dr Miftah Ismail announced the different projects for Karachi – "the long-awaited water supply project K-IV, the desalination plant, procurement of buses for the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project and other construction projects at a cost of Rs25 billion".
16 Aug 2017 WASHINGTON DC
Pakistan is South Asia’s fifth most vulnerable country in terms of water availability, and Karachi is the sixth most water-stressed city in the world. Predictions indicate that the country will face absolute water scarcity as soon as 2025. While population and demand for water steadily increase, freshwater quantity and quality are decreasing...
7 Feb 2017 KARACHI
Karachi’s water demand is over 1,000 million gallons per day (mgd) and, at present, the supply levels are languishing at around 650mgd. Given the growth in this city’s population over the past few decades, it is imperative that Karachi’s quota for daily water supply be doubled at the earliest. These were former mayor and Pak Sarzameen Party chief Mustafa Kamal’s comments at Friday’s hearing of the judicial commission probing Sindh’s water and sanitation issues.