ERRA completes 200 water supply schemes in Abt
ISLAMABAD (February 26, 2011) : The Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) handed over 200 completed water supply schemes to district government Abbottabad, said a spokesman of ERRA here on Friday. The water and sanitation projects, completed with the cost of Rs 832.08 million, will benefit the population of about 700,000 people of the district, he said.
The projects, implemented by three Line Agencies, TMA Abbottabad, TMA Havelian and PHED Abbottabad, also include several hygiene schemes which speaks of ERRA’s commitment to supply clean water to earthquake affected people, he informed. ERRA not only handed over these projects to the district government, but also provided staff, vehicles and equipment to the line agencies, to enhance their capacity to meet the reconstruction and rehabilitation challenge.
He said that as water is a primary necessity, ERRA ensured that water supply schemes be completed on priority basis and it is the outcome of the strategy that a total of 4,000 water schemes have been completed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
All water and sanitation schemes in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have been completed, remaining 15 percent schemes in Azad Jammu and Kashmir are set to be completed soon, he added. He said that ERRA has also reconstructed Government High School Kokal Barseen in Abbottabad. ERRA spokesman said that the school consists of 10 classrooms, three labs and one library and can accommodate 500 students.