The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has approved various projects to improve water and supply in the capital territory.
Approximately PKR 495 million have been earmarked for several projects that include repair and maintenance of water pipelines, tube wells, tankers as well as replacement and installation of pipelines.
In October, CDA also took control of four directorates of the Metropolitan Corporation of Islamabad (MCI) – environment, sanitation, water, and engineering along with the Machinery Pool Organization, streetlights, and market roads.
In this regard, the chairman CDA assured that all possible efforts will be made to ensure drinking water after repairing, restoring, and replacing water supply pipelines and tube wells.
A report, “Pakistan @ 100” by the World Bank showed that inequality in accessing clean water and sanitation was higher in Pakistan than in many other countries.
According to UNICEF, 53,000 children under five in Pakistan die annually from diarrhoea due to poor water and sanitation. Additionally, it can also cause stunting that currently affects almost 44 per cent of children in Pakistan.
According to a statement issued by the CDA on Saturday,
“Minor faults and damaged motors are also being repaired and replaced. On the other hand, tankers of the water supply department are also serving the city day and night for the supply of water to the residents. Tubewells have been repaired and renovated in G-10, G-11, F-11, I-9 and I-10. The water supply reservoirs are also being repaired. Water supply has been restored by repairing tube wells in G-6, G-7, G-8, G-9, G-10, G-10/3, G-11, F-6 F-7, F-8, F-10, I-9, I-10, H-9, H-10, Humak Town, Rawal Dam, Poona Faqiran and other areas.”
The water supply department has also repaired 12 faulty filtration plants after which now total of 35 plants are operational. On the other hand, repair work on water lines in I-9, I-10, G-11, F-11, and F-10 is underway, the statement added.
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