LAHORE – Board of Directors of Punjab Saaf Pani Company yesterday approved appointment of the world renowned consultants to provide expert opinion and ensure transparency in the implementation of Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Pani Programme.
The Saaf Paani has been mandated by the BoD to hire services of consultants from the joint venture of Engineering Consultancy Services Punjab (ECSP) and Fichtner Consulting Engineers – Germany’s largest independent firm of consulting engineers of international standing – to supervise 14 contracts being awarded in 10 districts of Punjab.
For public and private sector infrastructure service providers such as utilities, Fichtner offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary range of consultancy services.
This combination of engineering and consulting, as required for the realisation of large-scale projects, with traditional management consultancy services is unique.
This initiative which is termed as appointment of Owner’s Consultants is being instituted as measure to achieve the highest international standards and transparency in the execution of the project.
Safe drinking water solutions (water filtration plants) are being installed in 35 priority tehsils of Kasur, Okara, Muzaffargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Bahawalpur, Lodhran, Rahim Yar Khan, Sahiwal and Faisalabad in the first phase of Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Pani Programme.
The residents of these rural areas will start getting safe and clean drinking water by December 2017.
Published in The Nation newspaper on 26-Aug-2016