Karachi: The Sindh Government has reserved PKR 2 billion in the Financial Budget 2019-20 for the construction of five Combined Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP) in Karachi, a news source reported. The provincial government will also use these funds for the installation of sewerage lines in the industrial areas of the city. These plants would be responsible for filtering 94 million gallons of industrial waste daily before moving it into the sea.
The authorities concerned have planned to complete the project by June 2021 at a cost of PKR 11.7 billion. The federal government would provide 33% of these funds, and the provincial government’s share would be 67%.
The Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) has finalised the plan’s design as well as initiated the tendering process. The authority will begin installing the sewerage lines in July 2019 and initiate the construction of two CETPs in August.
The director of this project, Zaheer Abbas, stated that the treatment plants would be constructed in different industrial zones of Karachi. He added that the completion of this project will minimise environmental pollution and protect marine life.