Defence Minister inaugurates WWTP in Sialkot
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif inaugurating waste water treatment plant in Sialkot.
SIALKOT, June 5 (Gwadar Pro) - Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Saturday laid the foundation of Sialkot’s first Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP), which is to be built in the northern part of the city. The plant will be completed with an amount of Rs. 1,830,017,429, covering an area of 239 acres.
“On average, 68.23 cusecs of contaminated water will be treated and used for farming as per WHO guidelines,” Khawaja Asif said at the groundbreaking ceremony held at Jattan village, Sialkot.
Last year, Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Program (PCIIP) awarded the contract of the project to Shaanxi Water Resources & Hydro Power Engineering Group Company Ltd (SWEG), China. As per the official document, the completion date for the whole of the work is 730 days.
SWEG has executed several mega projects in China. From Shaanxi, the company extended its business to different provinces of China, followed by its expansion from China to Pakistan, Kenya, Bangladesh and other countries.