Sindh govt, CBC to sign agreement to install desalination plant

Published: August 29, 2018
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Desalination plant to be set up by Clifton Cantonment Board. PHOTO: REUTERS

Desalination plant to be set up by Clifton Cantonment Board. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: The Sindh government announced on Tuesday that it will soon ink an agreement with Clifton Cantonment Board (CBC) to setup a desalination plant in the area.

This was announced by Adviser to the Chief Minister on Law and Anti-Corruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab while speaking to the media on Tuesday. “We have done our homework and an MoU will soon be signed to set up this plant in the CBC area,” Wahab said, adding that the provincial government has formed a committee which includes Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani, who is the committee’s focal person, Women Development Minister Syeda Shehla Raza and Wahab.

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Referring to his meetings with the CBC officials, Wahab said CBC Vice-President Aziz Suharwardy has agreed to work with the government to resolve the issue.

“CBC’s total water requirement is 13 million gallons of water per day. Unfortunately, under present circumstances, neither CBC nor the KWSB [Karachi Water and Sewerage Board] has been able to meet the demands of the citizens in the area,” he said, adding that CBC will soon enter into a bulk-water purchase agreement with the Sindh government.

The committee proposed that an MOU be signed with CBC.

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