Gwadar Water Crisis Set To End Next Year

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The nightmare of Gwadar water, scarcity. pollution is set to come to an end next year. A number of water management projects.  The including distribution piping systems from three dams. The replacement of rusty and damaged water lines. Connected to all homes and a desalination plant to be led by the Balochistan Provincial Government. The Gwadar Development Authority in 2022. In serious trouble as usual China trying to It plays.  Its part in alleviating the water problem by offering about $2 billion to establish a desalination plant. under the supervision of the Gwadar Port Authority (GPA).

Interconnected to maintain drinking water supply

The Ankara Dam, Suad Dam, Shadi-Gur Dam and reservoirs near Gwadar interconnected to maintain drinking water supply for Gwadar city,” said the deputy director. Planning City, Jawader Abdul Razzaq, in interview with Jawader Pro. To highlight the details. Gwadar water pipeline of about 67 km. It will be constructed from the Sawad Dam, with the capacity to supply Gwadar with 5 Million Gallons Per Day (MGD) of clean drinking water. A cost of Rs. Said so put. 3.8 billion. He said about 90% of the works on Shadi Kaur Dam. will cost with a safe drinking water capacity of 2.5 million gallons per day for Shadd Daghar. 3.5 billion completed. He added that the rest of the work is likely to complete next year.

Regarding water pollution

The Ankara Dam was built several years ago. The Ankara Dam with a capacity of 2.70 million gallons per day. It connects two dams to ensure continuous supply especially for the residents Gwadar who live in the Old City.
Regarding water pollution sewage leakage to explosive drinking water supply lines connecte to homes. That the old, rusty and broken water line network can replace a modern. The highly insulated and modern network. It will be replaced by a water supply line. The cost of this project is Rs. He confirmed that $3.5 billion will be completed next year. Zhang Taizhong  president of China Oversees Port Holding Company. China has provided emergency preparedness rupees to understand the seriousness of water problems for local residents in Gwadar. 1.2 2 billion as a special grant to the government to start the MGD desalination plant. He added that the Gwadar Port Authority will complete the project as soon as possible.

Construct a desalination plant

A GDA official said that the government agreed to construct a desalination plant with a capacity of 1.2 million gallons per day in Gwadar with the help of Chinese subsidy to provide fresh drinking water to the people of Gwadar city.
He said that the allied infrastructure approved by the CDWP, which currently in line with PC-1 to build a 1.2 MGD reverse osmosis desalination plant. Meanwhile, under CPEC, Central Development Working Group (CDWP) approved PC-I to set up five MGD RO plants at a cost of Rs. $5 billion for Gwadar to purify or desalinate polluted waters in the deep sea.

Water management system

Gwadar is currently supplied with only 2 million gallons per day of water through an old dam and a series of mobile water trucks. Currently, the water demand in Gwadar exceeds 5 million gallons per day. Fortunately, the all-new water management system, which commissioned next year. The water surplus, as it  designed with the future water requirements of Gwadar in mind. GPA Chairman Naseer Ahmed Kashani said that providing clean water to the people of Gwadar is the main focus of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The 1.2 MGD and 5 MGD salinization plants are part of the PM’s package for South Balochistan.

Construction of a desalination plant

The total investment earmarked for the construction of a desalination plant with a capacity of 1.2 million gallons per day to provide clean drinking water to the residents of Gwadar City. MGD’s seawater desalination plant  completed with a grant of crore from China. In an interview with Gwadar Pro. Mr. Dawood Baloch project manager of the water desalination project under construction. that the flow of civil works, including foundation and construction works, not  affected in any way, which makes work fast and smooth. He said pleased to see progress made. stumbling block.

Qualified companies’ services

In parallel with the ongoing construction of the 1.2 MGD desalination plant. GPA developed a process to lay about a kilometer of water supply line from the plant site. The main water supply network in Gwadar city, he revealed. He add that the delivery provide drinking water through taps to the residents of Gwadar. He said, GPA already started. A formal tender process for qualified companies’ services. A contract awarded to proceed with the processing in accordance with the rules and regulations.
Another GPA said the 1.2 MGD desalination plant spread over an area of ​​about an acre.
The desalination plant is completed in cooperation with GPA. China Harbor Engineering Corporation (CHEC).

Water availability to staggering levels

He said that the MGD 1.2 desalination plant project sufficient to meet the water. It needs of Gwadar City and Gwadar Port. He said at the outset that desalination plant project signed the feasibility. And implementation study by the governments of Pakistan and China. The government approved  desalination plant in Gwadar. Per capita water per capita in Pakistan decreased. It cubic meters in 1951 to 908 cubic meters annually. Threatening Pakistan with water scarcity. Major General Sajjad Ghani chairman of the Pakistan. Water and Power Development Authority. The country can only store 10%. The annual river flow compare to global average of 40%.

The challenges facing water

Speaking to the PAF Air War College delegation at Wabuda House, Ghani said: Storage capacity on carry-over increased from 30 days to 120 days. The delegation, headed by Air Force Deputy Field Marshal Hussain Ahmed Siddiqui, consisted of Pakistani officers. And allies from Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe. He received a detailed report on the general water situatio. In Pakistan, hydroelectric projects in the country. And the challenges facing water and energy security.

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