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$2b investment to develop wastewater treatment plants

LAHORE – The National Water Engineering, the wastewater treatment plants’ technology provider in Pakistan, has announced that through the UN Kyoto Protocol Act, the company has lined up foreign environmental investment companies who are willing to invest $ 2 billion to develop small to mega wastewater treatment plants in Pakistan.

According to Jamaal Hassan, CEO of National Water Engineering, “The company has been granted approval from several foreign environmental investment companies to develop small to mega sewage-wastewater treatment plants in Pakistan and we have identified 7 keys areas for development of treatment plants in Sindh, most of these areas are industrial areas where toxic effluent is dumped without being treated, and in return these toxic effluent wastewater is used for agriculture and consumable purpose, hence this is the cause for majority of viral and untreatable diseases in Sindh.

National Water Engineering has identified key areas in Sindh and has submitted proposals to various government departments of Sindh. It is believed that development of over 100 sewage-wastewater treatment plants are vital for the survival of key agricultural land in Sindh, or else in the next two years Sindh’s main soil components will deplete drastically. The existing water used by farmers is highly toxic with high BOD and COD content, are posing great threat to consumers and growers and with the existence of stagnant and still floodwaters, it has now become a major disease breeding area, which is a source of many viral infections.

Source: The Nation

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