Faisalabad: The Planning Commission on Thursday announced its approval for the PC-1 to establish a waste water treatment plant in the city, a news source report. As per the publication, the funds for this project will be provided by the Government of Denmark.
This approval was granted during a meeting chaired by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Dr. Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan. As per the details shared by Water and Sanitation Authority Managing Director Faqir Muhammad Chaudhary, the Provincial Development Working Party and the Planning and Development Board had already given the project the go ahead last year.
Reportedly, the Punjab government is not expected to pay any interest to the Danish government to set-up this PKR 18 billion project, which will help treat 44 million gallons of waste water in Faisalabad. The treated water will be channeled to Lower Gogera Canal, from where it will be used for irrigational purposes.
In addition, the new treatment plant is also expected be beneficial for farmers and help address the issues stemming from the polluted, 90 kilometer long stretch of the Ravi River near the city.