GB chief minister inaugurates first ever modern sewerage treatment plant

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GILGIT: Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman here on Wednesday inaugurated the first ever state-of-the-art sewerage treatment plant in GB.

The chief minister termed it as a historical day for GB and criticised the previous governments for ignoring the region. “Former regimes gave no attention towards development and progress but were only interested in awarding their loved ones,” he said.

“Soon after assuming the power, our government started work on several mega projects in GB and within a period of only two years we have completed some vital mega projects,” he continued.

Hafeez-ur-Rehman further informed that the sewerage plant project is being built with a cost of Rs7 billion, and added that all efforts will be made to complete the project in time so that people do not have to face unnecessary difficulties.

He also commended the services of National Logistics Cell (NLC) towards the project and added that the project will be carried out by NLC with the assistance of Turkish company Anta.

While commenting on the importance of proper sewerage system the chief minister said that 70 per cent of diseases in GB are being caused by the polluted water and lack of proper sewerage system owing to which this project has become a necessity.

Projects worth Rs4 billion including a by-pass road in Gilgit, mega power projects, urban transport and provision of clean drinking water are also underway in the region.