Saaf Pani project: A landmark project by Punjab Government
LAHORE: (APP) Clean drinking water supply project is a mega project costing approximately US$ 3000 million, which will cover 137 tehsils (20,000 villages) to provide potable water to over 50 million rural population in Punjab.
This landmark programme will provide safe drinking water to every household within 0.5 km radius in a comprehensive, integrated and sustainable manner, Chairman Punjab Saaf Paani Company (PSPC) Kashif Padhyar (MPA) told APP here on Monday.
He said,"It is the result of our sustained efforts that so many international companies have shown their interest in execution of safe drinking water project in Punjab province."
"We have also facilitated visits of interested companies' staffers to the project sites to have better geographical and project understanding," he added.
The Punjab government established the autonomous, government-owned and fully financed PSPC to improve safe drinking water supply as per the World Health Organization's Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality in rural areas of the province, he said.
The chairman said that the project would benefit over 50 million people residing in rural and peri-urban areas of the Punjab province in next three years.
So far, 80 water filtration plants have been installed in five tehsils of South Punjab including Minchanabad, Khanpur, Hasilpur, Dunyapur and Lodhran to provide safe drinking water to 250,000 individuals, he added.