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Khushal Balochistan - Foundation Stone for a Desalination Plant Laid at Gwadar.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) laid the foundation stone of the UAE and Swiss government supported Gwadar desalination plant at Gwadar on March 4, 2018. The project fulfills long-awaited demand of locals which shall provide them with 4.4 million gallons of water per day with the capacity to increase to 8.8 million gallons per day. The desalination plant will be completed in 6-8 months' time and shall resolve the scarcity of drinking water in the area thus reducing the hardships faced by the local population in fetching water from far flung areas. The COAS said that Balochistan's progress is Pakistan's progress. Pakistan Army will extend full support and assist the socio-economic development of Balochistan. While highlighting the importance of ongoing projects as part of Khushal Balochistan programme, COAS said that all measures will be taken in coordination with civil government to bring peace and prosperity in Balochistan.

He further stated that these projects will transform the lives of the people of Balochistan. COAS emphasised that the potential of Balochistan as a regional economic hub will only be realized when people of Balochistan are best served by these projects. CM Balochistan Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, Ambassador of UAE in Pakistan, Commander SC Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa, DG FWO and large number of locals were present on the occasion.

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Date:Apr 30, 2018
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