Punjab govt to expand underground rainwater storage project

Punjab govt to expand underground rainwater storage project


Lahore: The Punjab government has decided to expand its underground rainwater storage project as Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has approved to launch the system in other cities of the province after Lahore.

CM said in a statement that rainwater storage projects will begin in big cities in Punjab, and its reserves will be used for gardening. He said that the purified water can also be consumed.

“Underground tank with a capacity to store 1.4 million gallons of water has been made in Lahore. A new sewerage line will be built from Larex Colony to Gulshan-i-Ravi. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 14 billion. Work is being done on Surface Water Treatment Plant (SWTP) with a budget of around Rs 21 billion.

“Horticulture academy will be made in Lahore where garden cultivation and management training will be provided to individuals. Construction of houses will soon be started under the Naya Pakistan Housing Program and private sector will be provided all facilities in this regard. Project to provide clean drinking water under the Aab-e-Pak Authority will be expedited.” 

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