MULTAN: Nespak and engineers of Artelia Group have submitted a final draft of a master plan before the managing director Wasa Multan which they believe would meet growing population’s requirements of sewerage and water supply till 2040.
Nespak and Artelia Group engineers had also given a detailed briefing to MD Wasa last Thursday stating that the comprehensive planning has been completed while keeping in view requirements of sewerage, drainage and water supply facilities for 584 square kilometre area for the next 25 years.
Short term, medium term and long term projects had been proposed to make these facilities available phasewise, official sources said. The plan proposes different projects worth Rs 228 billion for land acquisition, water supply and sewerage, sludge carrier, water treatment plants, disposal stations, and drainage during next 25 years.
Engineers said with the population growing, Multan would need more tube wells, overhead reservoirs, water supply network, disposal stations, sewerage network, water treatment plant and sludge carrier.
The plan proposes 112 new tube wells, two new disposal stations at Jahangirabad and Zakariya town, southern sludge carrier, and shifting of disposal station at Chungi No 9.
The plan recommended division of Multan city into four administrative zones for better sewerage system management and separate sub divisions for sludge carrier and water treatment plants.
MD Wasa Rao Muhammad Qasim declared master plan a milestone. He asked Nespak to prepare detailed engineering designs of priority projects that are part of the master plan.
He also asked Nespak to survey Multan city and surroundings to identify areas devoid of sewerage system, water supply or both and to identify old sewerage lines in need of replacement.