Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that government is paying special attention to supply of drinkable water to citizens and a sum of Rs12 billion has been allocated for Saaf Pani Project during current year under which water filtration plants will be installed across the province.
He said that work is being carried out expeditiously on the project of provision of drinking water to the citizens of Faisalabad. He said that planning is being made for the supply of potable water to every house in Faisalabad by 2017.
He was talking to a delegation of prominent French company Vinci Construction led by its President Alain Bonnot, here on Thursday.
Matters regarding progress on water supply project in Faisalabad and cooperation in infrastructure sector were discussed in the meeting.
It was agreed that Punjab government and Vinci Construction would cooperate in the projects of treatment of sewerage water in Faisalabad, Lahore and Multan.
The Chief Minister said that a mega project has been evolved for provision of potable water to all citizens of the province and a period of next four and a half years has been fixed for this purpose.
He said that funds of billions of rupees have been provided for the project.
He said that work is in progress expeditiously on water supply project in Faisalabad and special attention is being paid to the standard of work.
The Chief Minister said that Vinci Construction should evolve a comprehensive project for treatment of sewerage water in Lahore, Faisalabad and Multan.
He said that WASA tube-wells would be operated on solar power instead of generators and Planning & Development Department should formulate a plan for running WASA tube-wells on solar energy under public-private partnership.
Alain Bonnet said that cooperation with Punjab government in water supply, sewerage water treatment and infrastructure projects will be further promoted.
He said that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has surprised everyone by completing infrastructure projects in a very short time.