QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has said the provincial government has taken major steps for providing drinking water to people in the province.
Kamal said this while inaugurating a new desalination plant in Gwadar on Sunday. He termed the plant a gift to the residents of the port city.
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He said the ‘flawed’ policies of the previous regimes had delayed the development projects which harmed the national exchequer.
He added that the government had started development projects in Gwadar, Pasni and Jiwani on an urgent basis.
Kamal said the government had been working on a mechanism to provide relief to the people of Balochistan.
With regard to the educational development, the CM said all resources were being used to improve the educational institutes in Gwadar. “Educational institutes are imperative for the future of the port city,” he added.
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The desalination plant was constructed under the supervision of the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) in Sarbandar village of Gwadar. The plant would provide 200,000 gallons of water daily.
Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa, provincial ministers and government officials were present at the inauguration ceremony.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 22nd, 2018.