ISLAMABAD - The Capital Development Authority (CDA) with the cooperation of USAID has started replacing all the outdated water pumps with the modern ones to provide uninterrupted water supply to the residents of the federal capital.

CDA Chairman Engineer Farkhand Iqbal said this while talking to the media during the inauguration of replacement of old water pumps with the modern ones here at Fatima Jinnah (F-9) Park here along with the Country Director USAID, Jonathan Conly.

The CDA ChairmanCDA said that currently 132 out of 187 tube well pumps are functioning and rest of the 55 water pumps are technically out of order.

The working capacity of the functioning ones is less than 30 percent and costing huge electricity bills for CDA.

He said that the new modern water pumps would save approximately 2 MW electricity to the national grid which is sufficient for 4500 households, adding that modern water pumps would supply water to the residents without any interruption to the residents.

Farkhand said that CDA would install 110 MW power plant to make Islamabad loadshedding-free city.

He said that provision of best civic facilities to the residents of the city is our goal, adding that CDA is working on several projects of civic amenities including rapid bus transit project and extension of railway track from Sector I-9 to 9th Avenue.

USAID Country Director, Jonathan Conly, appreciated CDA for being a pioneer promoting energy efficiency in the public sector.

He hoped that this initiative would inspire other municipalities across the country to join their efforts in partnership with distribution companies and reduce the energy consumption through more energy-efficient technologies to bring balance between the supply and demand.