Gwadar water supply project to be completed this year
The water scarce port city of Gwadar will get clean drinking water supply from nearby dams by the mid of this year, as the development work on the important project is in full swing, said an official while talking to APP on Monday.
The project objectives to develop water transmission pipelines from Swad Dam and Shadi Kaur Dam to Gwadar city to meet the future water demand of the city, he added.
He said that the installation of water pipelines network from Swad Dam to Gwadar was already completed. “It is a 67km long pipeline that will provide 5 million gallons of water per day.”
The repair work of water pipelines inside Gwadar city was also expected to be completed this year, he added.
“Ninety percent work on the Ankara Kaur Dam is also completed which will provide 2.7 million gallons of water per day,” the official told while elaborating the project progress.
He mentioned that the project also helped generate employment opportunities for the local masses. “The total jobs created from this project are 1600 and cost of the project is 11.39 Billion Rupee while the implementing agency for the project is Gwadar Development Authority,” he said.