Work on desalination plant commenced in Gwadar

ISLAMABAD    -    As a major step towards solving the drinking wa­ter problem in Gwadar, construction of a 1.2 gallon per day (MGD) desalination plant in Gwadar Free Zone has commenced, Gwadar Pro reported on Tuesday quoting China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC).

“Construction of 1.2 MGD desalination plant in Gwadar Free Zone commenced with full vig­our; upon completion, it will assuage Gwadar’s water scarcity remarka­bly,” according to COPHC.

The project aims to pu­rify sea water and make it safe for people in Gwa­dar city. After the in­stallation of the plant, drinking water will be supplied to the Old City area in accordance to the requirements of Gwadar Port Authority.

The estimated cost of the project is $12.7 mil­lion, which is being fi­nanced via a Chinese government grant.

The contract for the project was granted to China Harbour Engineer­ing Company (CHEC). The project has been dubbed a “lifeline for the people of Gwadar.”

According to the agree­ment, the civil work will be completed within 12 months of its inception.

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