WASA to resolve sewerage problems

JICA to provide latest machinery

APP September 12, 2021
WASA workers pump out rainwater accumulated at Committee Chowk in Rawalpindi. PHOTO: EXPRESS


Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the provision of latest machinery and equipment on Saturday for resolving sewerage problems in the city.

According to an official statement, Japan would provide modern machinery worth over Rstwo billion to the native town. Following this, JICA would provide 18 suction machines to WASA for evacuation from urban areas. At least 18 jetting missions would be offered to the local authority to remove blockages of sewerage lines, it stated.

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Machinery would be included with modern cameras. The decay of sewerage lines would be detected ahead of time. Equipment would also be provided to check quality of water.

JICA would supply WASA with crane, cleaning machine, dumping truck, dewatering pump and pick-up truck. The company would give three lifters to WASA .

With the installation of modern machinery, the long standing problems of water and sanitation department would be solved remarkably, said WASA Managing Director Nasir Iqbal. Modern machinery would address citizens’ grievances timely, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 12th, 2021.


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