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Chinese Funded Water Project To Ease Water Shortage In Quetta

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Quetta: The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan has handed over a sustainable water project to the provincial capital of Quetta reports Xinhua. The development comes in as China`s efforts to build social development projects across the country and particularly in Balochistan.

The said project was inaugurated by Minister Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy Zhao Lijian on Sunday. Five ready to use solar-powered tube wells will be handed over to Quetta`s Water and Sanitation Authority, the sole water distributor of the provincial capital.

According to MD WASA, Mujeeb Ur Rehman Qambrani Quetta, with a population of 2.5 million people, is undergoing drinking water issues owing to rapid urbanization, increasing population growth and alarming underground water depletion. Qambrani made these comments while talking to Xinhua.

During the handover ceremony, Zhao said the project is a gift from the Chinese Embassy for the people of Quetta, adding that several projects like the tube well program have already been started in different parts of Balochistan, especially in southwest Gwadar city.

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan’s Parliament Qasim Suri said that his hometown Quetta has been suffering from water shortage for the last several years.

Quetta has been widely challenged by acute water supplies and drinking water shortage which warrants the rather problematic situation across the province where communities are deprived of water.

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