Islamabad: The federal government has released funds worth PKR 250 million for setting up a Combined Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) for Karachi’s industrial areas, a news source reported.
The funds issued amount to 50% of the sum that the government had earlier allocated for the project under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for Financial Year 2019-20. Both the federal and Sindh governments plan to share the project’s cost (PKR 11.7 billion) on a 33%-67% division, respectively.
The federal government, as such, expects to complete the project by June 2021.
As per the report, this initiative will help in treating 94 million gallons of waste water before its daily discharge into the sea. The establishment of the CETP project had been a key and frequent demand of Karachi’s industrial community for some time.
In addition to joining hands for setting up the CETP, the federal and Sindh governments have also combined efforts to raise the K-IV mega water supply project in the city.