Faisalabad: The government of Denmark has approved a wastewater treatment plant project for Faisalabad, a news source reported. The project is to be developed at a cost of PKR 20 billion, and will reportedly treat about 44 million gallons of waste water daily.
According to a Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) hand-out, the Danish Embassy said that the Danish board of governors had approved the project.
The hand-out also quoted WASA Managing Director (MD) Faqir Hussain, who has said that the various city-areas, in total, are generating 310 million gallons of wastewater daily. This water causes pollution levels in the city to rise, before making its ways into the Ravi River.
The MD further said that the project will not only improve the city’s environment, but also help farmers to irrigate their crops efficiently.
Danish Ambassador to Pakistan Mr Rolf Holmboe and WASA MD signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the project last year.
Up to 35-percent of the amount approved for the project has come in the form of a grant. The remaining 65pc will be provided as an interest-free soft loan.