US provides $36m for water filtration project
Sukkur: United States (US) ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson said that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide $36 million for a water filtration project.
Olson said that the project will aim to improve the city’s drainage system as well as provide its people with potable drinking water. According to him, the project will be completed by 2015.
“Potable drinking water and better drainage are prerequisites for a healthy society,” he said. “Therefore we are focusing on supplying potable water to the citizens of Sindh.” Olson said that USAID aims to establish 136 schools throughout Sindh within the next five years and has planned a $10 million budget for it.
The project was kicked off with the inauguration of a school in Khairpur. The provincial minister for works and services Hazar Khan Bijarani said that Rs1.5 billion has been spent on a water supply scheme but it has failed to come up to the expectations of the citizens.