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Governor for setting up seawater desalination plants to meet future requirements

KARACHI – Keeping in view the future potable water requirements, the Pakistan Steel Mills, the Port Qasim Authority and other major organisations must be convinced to set up seawater desalination plants, said Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan told the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) managing director on Wednesday.
“Apart from the K-IV and S-III projects, there should be a plan on the desalination of seawater as well,” he said during a briefing by the KWSB held at the

CDA yet to install 20 filtration plants

ISLAMABAD – The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has still not acted on its plan to install 20 more drinking water filtration plants in various parts of the metropolis because of which people are facing problems.
The CDA’s water supply directorate had prepared the plan two years ago. Under the plan it was decided that the authority would install 20 filtration plants in the I, H, G and F serious of the capital in the third phase. So far, the CDA had installed 33 water

PA takes notice of water filtration plants scheme

LAHORE – Punjab Assembly (PA) Speaker Rana Iqbal, taking notice of non-completion of the water filtration plants scheme, announced on Friday that a committee will be formed to probe into the matter.
He said that members of provincial assembly (MPA) should know about the details related to the scheme and fixed Wednesday, March 30, as the date for holding an open debate on the issue. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MPA Ashraf Sohna challenged the Punjab law minister for declaring the

Japan puts top priority on nuclear plant’s No 3 reactor

TOKYO – Japan put its top priority on Wednesday on efforts to cool down a plutonium-fuelled nuclear reactor, attempting at one stage to water-bomb the facility without success amid fears that authorities were running out of options to avert disaster. The No.3 reactor is the only one of the quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant’s six reactor units to be powered with plutonium, which is far more hazardous to health than uranium, which is used to power the other five reactors.

City may get 98MW from ship-mounted power plants

KARACHI – The 232 megawatts (MW) ship-mounted rental power plants (RPPs) that arrived in Karachi in November 2010 are expected to start power generation for the national grid this month.
Interestingly, despite being anchored in Karachi, the power generated by the RPPs would not benefit the load shedding-hit commercial and industrial hub of the country, as they are a project of Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and the supply from the plants would be diverted to the

Coal power plants can help country save $1bn a year: KESC

KARACHI – Power plants of 3,000MW are running on furnace oil in Pakistan, and if measures are taken to convert them to coal, the country would be in a position to save approximately $1 billion a year, said Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) Strategic Planning and Business Development Manager Muhammad Ammar Ali Talaat on Saturday. He was speaking at an Energy Awareness Conference, with the KESC as the lead sponsor, at the NED University.
The conference was aimed at creating

Pakistan lifts ban on import of RBO plants from India

KARACHI – Pakistan has lifted ban on import of plants/machineries used to make bio-products for the value addition of rice from India. According to sources, the Federal Cabinet in its recently held meetings has approved the release of ban on import of Rice Braun Oil (RBO) plants from India to ensure the value addition of Pakistani exportable rice.
This step, sources said, was taken by the government after the recent visit of President Asif Ali Zardai to Japan where Pakistani

Water plants to be installed in Pakpattan

PAKPATTAN – Water filtration plants will be installed at various places in Pakpattan. The federal, provincial and local governments have approved several projects of water treatment and filtration plants in Pakpattan and millions of rupees have been invested to provide clean drinking water to the masses, but a majority of the projects have been lying incomplete.
Buildings for these plants at the DHQ hospital and Mohallah Eidgah near Charagh Shah have been constructed but the

Ibrahim Hyderi to have desalination plants

KARACHI – The Sindh government has been directed to prepare a feasibility study for establishing desalination plants in Ibrahim Hyderi and submit the PC-1 of the project.
In the light of President Asif Ali Zardari’s meeting with the Sindh chief minister, cabinet members, advisers, provincial assembly’s speaker and members held at Bilawal House on December 29, the President’s Secretariat (Public) has directed the government to take necessary action. The secretariat also wrote to