Karachi: The Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) has announced that a desalination plant will soon be installed in Clifton for its multitude of residents, according to a news source. The provision of clean, potable water to the inhabitants of the city has been a concern for the authorities for quite some time, and this new initiative is designed to finally provide a solution for this long running issue.
The board has issued tenders worth PKR 4,000,000,000 to install a desalination plant along the seashore near Clifton, so that clean water is not an issue for the area’s residents. The board’s Vice President Aziz Suhrawardy revealed that in the first phase of the project, 5 million gallons of water will be processed annually, which would meet 70% of the residential area’s requirements. He added that the project was being carried out in different phases to ensure that all requirements are met eventually.
Suhrawardy went on to thank the Pakistan Army and all its officials involved in providing the land where the desalination plant will be installed. He stated that once this project is carried out successfully, Clifton will become self-sufficient when it comes to its water needs, and there will be no need for water tankers in the area.