CM Seeks WB Cooperation To Rehabilitate Non-functional Water Schemes


CM seeks WB cooperation to rehabilitate non-functional water schemes

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 03rd Jan, 2017 ) : Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said the provincial government is committed to provide clean drinking water to the masses and mega Saaf Pani project has been launched in this regard.

He was speaking to a delegation led by Country Director World Bank Patchamuthu Illangovan met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif here on Tuesday. Cooperation in water sector especially programme of provision of clean drinking water was discussed in the meeting.

The Chief Minister said World Bank is a strong partner of Punjab government and its role in connection with development of social sectors is appreciable. He said technical assistance of World Bank for furthering Saaf Pani Programme will be welcomed.

He said every citizen has right over potable water and a mega programme of provision of Saaf Pani has been evolved for the people. "Our aim is to provide clean drinking water to the masses and in consultation with World Bank, the programme will be forwarded in this regard," he added.

Shehbaz Sharif said Punjab government wants to launch this programme from south Punjab in the first phase. He said a final plan be presented after considering different proposals in this regard.

He said World Bank should cooperate for rehabilitation of non-functional water schemes in rural areas of the province. Country Director World Bank Patchamuthu Illangovan said World Bank is ready to provide all out cooperation to Punjab government in water sector and Saaf Pani Programme.