Conference on completion of major water projects conducts in Punjab 

LAHORE - The conference was organized by the Housing and Urban Development Department. International Development Partners along with Heads of Water Utilities of Punjab participated in the conference.

Secretary Housing Mian Shakeel Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer Water Authority Syed Zahid Aziz, MD Wasa Ghaffar Ahmed and other Wasa's MDs of Punjab participated completion of major water and drainage projects in Punjab is imperative, says Secretary Housing

The conference aims to improve the service delivery of water companies, Secretary Housing said

A conference was held on identifying the obstacles to the completion of the projects and their lasting solutions. Secretary Housing. The conference also discussed on speeding up the completion of mega water projects across Punjab.

He said that projects would have to be started all over Punjab to improve the living standards of the people and solve water and environmental problems. Secretary Housing further elaborated. By holding the meeting, all the water related institutions will be able to benefit from their experiences. Secretary Housing

The importance of global donor development partners is crucial. Secretary Housing. Chief Executive Officer Water Pak Authority Zahid Aziz presents a model for solving water problems in Punjab. Revolutionary work will have to be done on water supply and drainage projects. Syed Zahid Aziz. In the last decades, mega water projects have not received much attention. Syed Zahid Aziz

To solve the water related problems, we have to invest in big water projects. Syed Zahid Aziz. The quality of ground water varies in different cities of Punjab. Syed Zahid Aziz

Reliance on groundwater have to be reduced and use of surface water have to be increased. Syed Zahid Aziz. Benefit from the experience and expertise of international development partners must be availed. Syed Zahid Aziz

Wastewater projects have been designed in Lahore with the help of Development Partners. MD Wasa Ghaffaran Ahmed.MD Wasa Lahore Ghafran Ahmed, MD Faisalabad Abu Bakar Imran and all the Wasas MDs attended the conference. Development partners include officials from JICA Japan, UNICEF, World Bank, French Development Agency, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Asian Development Bank and Danida Denmark.