Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Sunday announced its decision to spend PKR 2.7 billion on the rehabilitation of an abandoned sewage treatment plant; adding that it intended to operationalize said facility within three months, a news source reported.
CDA Chairman Amir Ali Ahmed, who conducted a surprise visit to the site, said that he had directed the formation concerned to operationalise the plant within 90 days. He further stated that the facility was expected to treat water at 25% of its capacity during the initial phase of operationalization and at 50% in the next stage.
The civic agency plans to provide eight million gallons per day (MGD) of treated water (previously provided by Simly Dam) for irrigation and plantation purposes. The strategy is expected to facilitate an overall increase in water supply levels to the capital city.
Ahmed said that the development authority intended to issue performance-based special allowances for officials posted at the plant. He further stated that the CDA Board would determine the amount for these individuals. He also directed the officials concerned to commence with the repair and maintenance work at the facility on an immediate basis.