Federal Govt To Setup Water Treatment Plants Around Karachi Port : Zaidi
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Sun 27th January 2019 | 07:15 PM
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th Jan, 2019 ) :Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi has said the federal government had a plan to set up water treatment plants around the Karachi Port and the treated water would be supplied to the industry.
A big water treatment plant and many small ones would be installed under a phased programme by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, which would help control dumping of industrial refuse in the sea, he said talking in an inclusive interview with a private news channel.
He said the economic package announced by the federal government in the supplementary finance bill would promote the culture of industrialization in the country and bring more foreign investment that would ultimately boost the national economy and create more job opportunities.
The minister said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was working a plan to connect the Karachi Port and Port Qasim through a 40-kilometre corridor, which would enhance their capacities to smoothen handling of cargo ships and avoid choking situation on both the ports, besides meeting the country's future requirements.
A large number of national and international companies had shown their interest to invest in such projects and consultations were going on regarding the expansion of Karachi Port, he added.
Responding to another question, he said the government was taking steps to further strengthen the national economy, besides ensuring the basic facilities of life to the people at their doorsteps.