Zardari inaugurates Asia's largest RO filter plant in Mithi

Published: January 7, 2015
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PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

MITHI, THARPARKAR: Former president Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday inaugurated Asia’s biggest reverse osmosis plant in Mithi, Tharparkar.

The plant has the capacity to filter two million gallons per day.

Zardari was accompanied by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, Sharjeel Inam Memon and Aseefa Bhutto Zardari.

Last week, the chief minister had announced that the Sindh government completed installation of 150 reverse osmosis water filter plants in five talukas of the parched Tharparkar district.

The plant having a capacity to filter two million gallons per day will solve basic problems of drinking water for people of the district.

The chief minister said that under the Rs5 billion schemes, 750 RO plants were being installed in Thar. “This would solve their basic problems of drinking water. Out of 750 RO plants, 150 have been installed,” he said and added that the water filter plant that the Sindh Coal Development Authority has installed near Mithi is the largest in Asia. “The RO plant in Mithi will filter a million gallon of water using solar energy and another million on electricity,” Shah said.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Trap
    Jan 7, 2015 - 3:24PM

    Wonderful Zardari. Now you realise about Thar, and Sindh deprivation with water, hunger, disease, famine.
    Its too late to win when people died.

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  • Pervez Sadiq
    Jan 7, 2015 - 3:50PM

    RO plants require a lot of maintenance and expensive membranes.
    We are as a nation bad on maintianig things
    I hope this all is still operational after 3 years

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  • Pity
    Jan 7, 2015 - 3:51PM

    what about the children dying in Thar and Mitthi? When will they get drinking water under PPP’s government?

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  • Kala_bacha
    Jan 7, 2015 - 4:01PM

    Again what role zardari has played other then he and his party not only ate whole Pakistan and now make thing further worse for Sindh. I wish there is dislike button on ET website.

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  • Parvez
    Jan 7, 2015 - 11:46PM

    He spends Rs 5 billion on a solution that experts say could have been solved in Rs 0.5 billion ………no points for guessing why ?

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