US envoy inaugurates clean water project

Plant will provide 4,000 litres of safe drinking water daily


Our Correspondent May 04, 2019
PHOTO: EXPRESS

MULTAN: US Consul General Colleen Crenwelge has said the US government was supporting provision of clean water in South Punjab.

She said this during her May 1-3 visit to Multan, Bahawalpur and Muzaffargarh. She inaugurated a US government-funded water filtration plant and met with business leaders and local government officials.

“The United States and Pakistan have partnered in South Punjab to expand potable water supplies and promote shared prosperity,” Crenwelge said. “The United States is proud to work with Pakistan in these areas.”

In Muzaffargarh, she inaugurated a new water filtration plant supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The plant will serve more than 1,000 households, providing approximately 4,000 litres of safe drinking water per day. The CG also joined Muzaffargarh Deputy Commissioner Dr Ehtasham Anwar in unveiling a USAID-funded Citizens’ Facilitation Centre, which will give local residents an easier way to access government services and information.

In Bahawalpur, Consul General Crenwelge visited the central library, where she discussed the role libraries play in building communities and encouraging education.

Consul General Crenwelge also met with Bahawalpur Commissioner Nayyar Iqbal Abbasi, Bahawalpur Mayor Aqeel Najam Hashmi, Bahawalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Multan business leaders to discuss local political and economic conditions.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 4th, 2019.

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