Trade bodies suggest desalination plant for Karachi
KARACHI: Desalination of seawater in Karachi is the most effective solution to the city’s growing water-shortage problem, stated officials of Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) and Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD).
The two trade associations held a meeting aimed at finding ways to resolve the water distribution issue in the city. Meanwhile, issues of supply and billing were also discussed.
KATI President Danish Khan briefed the participants on the problems faced by the industry due to unavailability of water. On the other hand, ABAD Chairman Muhammad Hasan Bakshi talked about hurdles faced by the construction industry due to water mismanagement and scarcity.
Both sides agreed to voice concern over issues faced by the industry at every level and decided to establish a joint committee, which would be formed after taking all industry representative bodies on board.
During the meeting, participants had a consensus regarding desalination being the most effective solution to water scarcity in Karachi.
They urged the provincial and federal governments to take effective measures to launch projects that the business community is ready to give any possible support to.
Meanwhile, the previous government, at the twilight of its term, had announced to build a water desalination plant in Karachi through the private sector, which would produce 50 million gallons of water per day.