Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister’s Adviser on Environment Murtaza Wahab has announced the restoration of the previously nonfunctional sewage treatment plants, news sources reported. The plants TP-I, TP-II, and TP-III with an installed capacity of 150 million gallons per day (mgd) will help solve the increasing marine pollution and help safely discharge wastewater into the sea.
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The reactivation follows the recently announced TP-4 waste treatment plant and Combined Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) project for the Korangi Industrial Estate, which was launched by Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Sindh Murad Ali Shah.
Furthermore, the advisor believes that rising global warming poses a threat to the world’s and the environment’s survival. He also recommended individuals to practise good eco-friendly waste management behaviours such as decreasing plastic trash.
Mr Wahab also emphasised the government’s efforts to minimise pollution by planting 50,000 plant plants in various parts of the city.
Previously, the city had three wastewater treatment plants to meet the rising population’s needs. However, the plants gradually became non-functional, and their treatment capacity was reduced to zero. Recent attempts have been made in response to increased calls from various segments of society for the development of environmentally friendly policies.