Due to National Accountability Bureau’s efforts Desalination Plant of 2 MGD at Gwadar functionalized

Islamabad, June 24, 2015 (PPI-OT): On the directions of Chairman NAB, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, NAB Balochistan took cognizance to expedite the completion of mega project of Desalination Plant of 2 MGD at Karwat (Gawadar). In order to ensure safe and cheap portable water to the 0.25 million people of tehsils, Gawadar and Jevni. The project was pending for a long time. Due to NAB efforts, the mega project of Desalination Plant of 2 MGD at Karwat (Gawadar) has started functioning for the last three months and people of Gawadar and Jevni are being provided safe and cheap portable water to the 0.25 million at their doorsteps.

The project was initiated in 2006. However the project kept on delaying on one pretext or the other till the NAB Balochistan on the directions of Chairman NAB, Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry took the cognizance of the undue delay in the completion of the project. Subsequently upon taking cognizance, an inquiry was authorized against the officials of BDA and the contractors of the project. Relevant record was collected, concerned were examined and ground check was conducted. Finally, the officials and contractors agreed to resume the work.

It is important to mention here that there was no pipe line laid for the supply of water to the city of Gawadar and adjoining areas. Due to NAB’s efforts, Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department, Balochistan managed to lay the water supply pipelines in the city. Currently the PHE Gawadar is ready to manage the supply of water from the plant to the public. The contractors are also bound to operate and maintain the plant for one year after commissioning.

The people of Gawadar and Jevni, Balochistan have welcomed Chairman NAB and NAB Balochistan’s humanitarian efforts for provision of safe and cheap portable water to the 0.25 million at their doorsteps.

For more information, contact:
National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
ATTATURK AVENUE G-5/2, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-111-NAB-NAB (111-622-622)
Fax: +92-51-9214502-03
Email: chairman@nab.gov.pk, infonab@nab.gov.pk