LAHORE:Central leader of Pakistan Muslim League-N Hamza Shahbaz Sharif MNA has said that Saaf Pani Project is being implemented speedily for ensuring supply of potable water to the rural areas of all the districts of the province.
He said that 1279 filtration plants will be installed in the province by the end of current year. He said that DCOs have a key role in timely execution and look after of the project. A control room would be set up at the office of every DCO for effective monitoring of this project would worth Rs.10 billion, he added.
He expressed these view while presiding over a review meeting of Saaf Pani Project today. DCOs of all the concerned districts were present on the occasion. Hamza Shahbaz Sharif said that after the preparation of PC-1 of Saaf Pani Project 13 world reputed companies have come forward in open bidding and their previous record and capacity is being checked.
He said that work is continuing regarding installation of a total of 1853 filtration plants in the province out of which 1279 filtration plants will be completed by the end of current year.
Hamza Shahbaz Sharif said that acquiring of proper locations for water filtration plants, removal of impediments and maintenance of filtration plants are important matter and responsibility of supervision of these affairs rest with DCOs.
He said that Saaf Pani Project is a mega welfare project and crores of human lives will be saved from deadly diseases with the completion of this project.
He said that installation of plants is free from any politics and bureaucratic interest. He said that bureaucracy and the elected representatives should play an active role for maintaining transparency and high standard of the project.
He said that previous government did nothing to resolve the serious issue faced by the people.
He said that PML-N government has paid special attention to this problem as well as others faced by the common man and this mega project has been started for ensuring supply of clean drinking water to the people of Punjab especially rural areas.