RO plants to run on solar power

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Our Correspondent September 28, 2018
Representational image of solar panels being installed. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Sindh Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani has said that it is the government’s responsibility to ensure that clean drinking water is provided to all districts of the province and in order to accomplish this, it is essential to complete water schemes on time. He said this in a meeting with public health engineering department officials on Thursday.

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Ghani directed the officials to ensure that all dysfunctional RO plants in the province are operational within two months and all minor problems due to which the completion of schemes is hindered are resolved. Secretary of public health engineering department, Jamal Mustafa Shah, and chief engineers from all districts and other officials were present in the meeting.

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Ghani was also informed that 1,044 out of the 1,862 RO plants installed all over the province are functional while 818 are dysfunctional which would be activated within two months.

Ghani said that the delay was caused due to shortage of electricity and this issue would be resolved soon as the projects are being shifted to solar energy.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th, 2018.

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