KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali said on Thursday that 150 RO plants installed in five talukas of Tharparkar district have been completed.
The largest RO plant of Asia which has the capacity to produce two million gallons of water daily would be inaugurated by former President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday, he said while presiding over a high level meeting at the CM House..
Those who attended the meeting were Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Health Minister Jam Mehtab Dahar, Livestock Minister Jam Khan Shoro, Chief Secretary Sajaad Saleem Hotiana, Principal Secretary Alamuddin Bullo, ACS Development Mohammad Waseem, Secretary Finance Sohail Rajput, Secretary Food Saeed Awan, Secretary Rehabilitation Roshan Ali Shaikh and other senior officers.
The chief minister said that under Rs 5 billion schemes, 750 RO plants were being installed in Thar. “This would solve their basic problems of drinking water. Out of 750 RO plants, 150 have been completed,” he said.
Shah said that the RO plant to be inaugurated by former President Asif Ali Zardari is the largest plant in Asia. “It would produce 10 lac gallons of water on solar energy and remaining 10 lac gallons on electricity.”
The chief minister was given briefing on the 150 RO plants ready to open. Out of 150 RO plants, 38 are in Mithi, 35 in Islamkot, 19 in Chhachro, 16 in Dahli and 32 in Nagarparkar.
Zardari would also perform stone lying ceremony of 30 milk chillers to be installed in Tharparkar district. These chillers would be installed under Livestock component of Sindh Agriculture Growth Project of $26.3 million.
The minister for livestock giving a briefing to the meeting said that even in the drought conditions, 35,000 liters of milk is produced in Thar daily and it would come to 12.6 million liters per year. “It would create a good economic opportunity and activity in Thar if the chillers are installed,” he said.
Dahar said that primary health services have been improved in Thar and they have started giving results. “Mithi hospital has been equipped so strongly that children from nearby districts are taken there,” he said.