WWF-Pakistan inaugurates fourth water filtration plant in Lahore
Lahore, WWF-Pakistan, in collaboration with Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL), inaugurated its fourth water filtration plant in Katra Neem Wala, Delhi Gate, situated in the Walled City of Lahore under its project, Increasing the Supply and Access to Safe Drinking Water in Lahore.
The filtration plant was inaugurated by Omer CihadVardhan, President, Foreign Economic Relations, Board of Turkey, accompanied by Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General WWF-Pakistan and Zafar Abbas, Director Public Affairs and Communications CCBPL. The inauguration ceremony was attended by officials from WWF-Pakistan, CCBPL, Walled City Lahore Authority and residents of Delhi gate.
A water quality test was performed prior to installation of the plant, and due to high levels of arsenic found in the water sample it was deemed unfit for human consumption. Throughout the installation of the filtration plant an awareness drive was executed within the Delhi Gate vicinity, which also included a socio-economic survey of the area. People were informed about the water woes faced by the country and ways to promote sustainable use of this precious resource were highlighted.
On behalf of the community of Delhi Gate, Ch. Waheed, Zaki Welfare Society, thanked WWF-Pakistan and CCBPL for the installation of the water filtration plant in their area and appreciated efforts put in by Walled City Lahore Authority in providing assistance throughout the process.
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