Basic necessity: New water supply schemes planned in Peshawar

The decision was made in a meeting held under chairmanship of secretary public health engineering department


APP September 21, 2018
Citizen's access to water threatened. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: New water supply projects for un-served areas and schemes required major rehabilitation should be included in five year plan. This was decided in a meeting held under the chairmanship of secretary public health engineering department. Senior management officers of the department including chief engineers, superintending engineers, director planning & monitoring and deputy secretary (technical) attended the meeting held in compliance with provincial government’s instructions regarding clean drinking water for all. It was observed during the meeting that field formations were running more than 5,000 water supply schemes throughout the province but still there was room for improvement. While addressing the meeting, the PHED Secretary said provision of clean drinking water to general public was one of the top priories of present government and in 100 days plan, solid efforts would be made to improve water services for benefits of health of general public.  

Published in The Express Tribune, September 21st, 2018.

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