MULTAN: Work on two water supply schemes, costing Rs1.5 billion, will begin soon in order to provide clean water to citizens. According to an official from the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA), two water supply schemes, including replacing old supply lines at a cost of Rs1 billion and ensuring water supply for unserved areas in the city at a cost of Rs500 million, were approved by the provincial government in the current budget. Old water supply lines will be replaced in Shah Rukn-e-Alam, Mumtazabad, Nasirabad, Wilayatabad, Madina Colony, Gulgasht Colony, Bosan Road, walled city areas, Shaifpura, Samanabad and other areas. He stated that the water supply scheme for unserved areas included Garden Town, Muzaffarabad, Old Shuja Road, Khanewal Road, Bosan Road and adjacent areas. WASA is providing water to 55% of the city. After the execution of the schemes, water will be provided to at least 20% more area, he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 1st, 2019.
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