Uplifting water supply project inaugurated

CHITRAL:  A scheme of potable drinking water for Dolomuch colony and Seenlasht was inaugurated on Thursday. Additional Deputy Commissioner Chitral Minhasuddin was chief guest on the occasion who unveiled the  plaque of the project.
The water supply scheme was completed by Aga Khan Agency for Habitant (AKAH) with financial support of European Commission. Engineer Altaf told this scribe that they dug a well 29 feet deep on the bank of Chitral river where water was stored after natural filtration and supplied to Dolomuch colony with the help of 180 HP electric motor. Water is being supplied  to the colony a six feet pipe which pushes 26 liters water per second discharge.
Regional Program Manager AKAH Muhammad Karam said they were working on drinking water schemes mostly in remote and backward areas of Chitral. He said some 22 water supply schemes completed at Broghul, Yarkhun lasht and adjacent areas of upper Chitral. He said that their organization supplying drinking water to 87,000 people in entire district. He specially thanked to Col Shahzada Sharif for donating piece of land for water reserver.
Community leader Liaqat Ali and others demanded handing over of the scheme to Public Health Engineering Department. In this connection, a function was also held at Community based school. Addressing to the gathering ADC Minhas appraised quality work of AKAH. He said during flood in 2015 all water supply schemes of Public Health Engineering were washed away but only those schemes were saved which  completed by AKAH. He said local people often came to my office when I was AC Mastuj and they complained that Public health Engineering staff digging earth very less only 1 or one and half feet but AKAH digging ground more than 4 feet which is same in winter season and water will not be freeze.  The were also demanding for digging earth for carrying pipeline on the standard of AKAH.
Talking to this scribe,  Ms Zubaida Parveen said that they are very happy on completion of water supply scheme in past their children were often fell ill due to drinking contaminated water. Fahmida Bibi is a college student she said that before this scheme they were compelled to drink water in gallon before leaving for college as a result their precise time was wasting but now they can get water inside their houses.
Mirza Khan shifted here from Karimabad colony he said that we were facing numerous problems we paying Rs 3000 for carrying here water tanker in past. An other student said that our body need 70% of water and our colony presented a desert look due to shortage of water but now we will get water on doorsteps.

One Reply to “Uplifting water supply project inaugurated”

  1. It’s good to have drinking water in the 21st century Chitral. Who ever planned and provided housing to people at Dolomuch without the basic need of life that is water should be held accountable. It is not the job of a government neither of an NGO to provide water or any other necessities of life to residents in a private housing project. But yes the NGO here did an extraordinary job to provide water to the people up there. Citizens should not look to govt for everything rather they should join hands and pool in to improve not only such basic needs but also at a larger community level. I say here bcoz many communities in upper Chitral have done lot of volunteer works and received appreciations and dividends too.

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