KARACHI: Commissioner of Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saylani Welfare International Trust (SWIT) for free of charge supply of sweet water in 63 different water starved units of Karachi.
As per the agreement the SWIT will install RO/filter plants, each with the capacity of 200 gallons per hour, turning potable the underground water in different districts of the metropolis.
Siddiq Goth, Deh Drigh, Tappo Drigh Road and Shah Faisal in Korangi district would be the first to have the facility, officials said sharing details of the arrangement.
State property will be provided, with due approval of commissioner office, to SWIT for establishing updated water systemplant and provide purified and clean “sweet water,” absolutely free of cost, to the inhabitants of the concerned areas.
Office of the Commissioner, in consultation with concerned agencies, will provide and allocate sites on case to case basis, and in minimum possible time.
The period of construction, installation and commissioning of each of these units would not be more than 60 days, said the officials.
SWIT will bear all the expenses to be incurred on the construction, maintenance and all those covered under the head of utility.
They would consequently be bound to provide free water facilities at all points while safety and security will also be sole responsibility of SWIT.
The operation time will be fixed and marked on each of the plants with mutual consent of both the parties.