Govt Formed A Technical Committee for Ghazi-Barotha Project

Rawalpindi: A news source reported that the federal government decided to establish a technical committee to develop plans on the Ghazi-Barotha project.


It will decide in committee whether the proposed water system is to be introduced on the basis of a Build-Operations Transfer (BOT) or through a public-private partnership arrangement.

For that cause, the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) have nominated the members of the committee, report says.


It was anticipated that, when the plan was first put forward in 2006, the Ghazi-Barotha initiative would be completed at PKR 17 billion. It was also scheduled to be finalized by 2013. However, a lack of money hinders its start.


This 13-year-old water system will be phased out by the incumbent government. An 80-inch pipeline will be installed for water collection from Tarbela and will be delivered to the Sangjiani Water treatment plant.


Upon completion of the project over 200 million gallons per day would be received by the residents of Islamabad and Rawalpindi according to official calculations.


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