30% work on Gwadar drinking water projects completed

Quetta: Work on about 30 percent on construction of the water desalination plant to supply 1.2 million gallons of clean drinking water per day to the residents of Gwadar city has been completed, the authorities announced.

In a statement, Project Director of the under-construction Water Desalination Plant Dawood Baloch maintained that the work on the project was going on at a fast pace without any hindrance.

He said the phase of comprehensive soil testing in the premises of Gwadar Port Free Zone Area continued uninterruptedly under the guidelines of Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) and Government.

He informed that along with the construction of a 1.2 million gallon per day water desalination plant, Gwadar Port Authority has also made progress in laying a water supply line of about 1 km from the plant site to the main water supply network of Gwadar city.

Through this, he said, the clean drinking water would be provided in taps inside the homes of the residents of Gwadar.

For this purpose, Gwadar Port Authority has already started the formal bidding process to hire eligible firms.

Baloch explained that after finalizing the tendering procedure on November 16, the selected enterprise would be awarded the contract as per the rules and regulations.

Initially the project of 0.5 million gallons per day water desalination plant was signed by the governments of Pakistan and China with feasibility and survey conducted and on July 5, 2021 the government approved 1.2 million gallons per day for Gwadar from water desalination plant.