Work on Gwadar's Desalination Plant commenced with Full Vigor
By Tahir Ali
GWADAR, Aug 2nd(Gwadar Pro)-As a major step towards solving the drinking water problem in Gwadar, construction of a 1.2 gallon per day (MGD) desalination plant in Gwadar Free Zone has commenced, China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC) announced on Monday.
“Construction of 1.2 MGD desalination plant in Gwadar Free Zone commenced with full vigor; upon completion, it will assuage Gwadar’s water scarcity remarkably,” according to COPHC.
The project aims to purify sea water and make it safe for people in Gwadar city. After the installation of the plant, drinking water will be supplied to the Old City area in accordance to the requirements of Gwadar Port Authority.
The estimated cost of the project is US$ 12.7 million, which is being financed via a Chinese Government Grant in March 2022, during a ceremony at China Business Centre. The contract for the project was granted to China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC). The project has been dubbed a “lifeline for the people of Gwadar”. According to the agreement, the civil work will be completed within 12 months of its inception.
This article originally appeared on Gwadar Pro.