Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa laid the foundation stone of a UAE and Swiss government-supported Gwadar desalination plant upon arriving Balochistan on a two-day visit this Sunday, confirmed the army’s media wing.
Balochistan Chief Minister (CM) Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salim Al Zaabi, Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa, the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) DG, and a large number of locals were present on the occasion.
Later tonight, the COAS will attend the closing ceremony of the Makran Festival in connection with Baloch Culture Day.
This project caters to a genuinely sought-after demand of locals, that commits to facilitate them with 4.4 million gallons of water each day with a tentative capacity to increase up to 8.8 million gallons in near future.
The desalination plant project will be a major source of transformation in the economy. It will be completed in a tenure of 6 to 8 months’ time, that will hopefully curtail the scarcity of drinking water in the vicinity, and also add convenience to the lives of all the residents who currently have to fetch water from far-off areas.
Consequently, Baluchistan, as a province would be recognized as a regional economic hub, just as economic activities flourish with time, once the project is successfully settled.