Clean water projects to be introduced in twin cities soon: Minister

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ISLAMABAD: Aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan has said that a clean water project will be brought in the twin cities soon.

Talking to the media, Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that there was a shortage of clean water in the twin cities so a clean water project would be introduced in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. He said that due to five dams, problems ranging from irrigation to water shortage will be solved while gas projects are also going to be given to seven areas of Rawat police station, he added.

The federal minister said the population was growing but gas resources were dwindling. The international level project is 110 km of Ring Road which is 66 km within the boundaries of Punjab and the rest of Islamabad.

Ghulam Sarwar said that the Ring Road project has been approved and the alignment of Punjab has been finalized while more than Rs 6 billion has reached the Punjab administration.  He said that the foundation stone of the Ring Road project would be laid before 30th June 2021 and five dams were being constructed to alleviate the shortage of drinking water.

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“Work has started on some dams in Islamabad and Rawalpindi and work on some will be done now. Budgets are being allocated for dams and water shortages will be addressed soon,” he maintained.