ISLAMABAD-The Capital Improvement Authority has opened monetary bids on Friday to rent a marketing consultant for the venture conduction of water from Indus River for twin cities and acquired the bottom bid amounting Rs.843 million from a three way partnership of M/s CISPDR and MMP.

The authority had flouted a global tender to hunt the companies of the marketing consultant. In response to the commercial, 5 corporations submitted technical in addition to monetary proposals. The technical bids had been evaluated by a committee and short-listed three corporations that had been technically certified.

In the meantime, the monetary bids of those corporations had been opened on Friday and acquired the bottom bid submitted by a three way partnership of M/s CISPDR and MMP.

Water is the most important problem for Islamabad and prior preliminary research had proposed Ghazi Barotha as a viable possibility. Since 2009, the matter has been delayed for one motive or the opposite and no progress has been made. Within the meantime, scarcity of water remained a severe subject.

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Nevertheless, now CDA, underneath directions of federal authorities, has lastly proceeded forward. On Friday monetary bids for hiring of marketing consultant for venture Conduction of Water from Indus River for twin cities and Preparation of Water and Waste Water Grasp Plan of Islamabad had been opened.

With the intention to develop a perennial supply of potable water provide for Islamabad and Rawalpindi which may meet current in addition to future wants, venture concerning Conduction of Water from Indus River System at Terbela Dam was initiated in 2004-05. Council of Widespread Curiosity (CCI) authorized the venture again in 2016. Ever since then, the venture remained stalled.

Twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi have been dealing with acute scarcity of potable water on account of ever growing inhabitants. 

In Islamabad, the primary sources of water provide are reservoirs constructed at Simly and Khanpur dams, 192 tube wells and only a few water works. At peak cumulative water manufacturing from these sources is round 80 million gallons per day which drops significantly throughout drought interval. Rawalpindi is also dealing with water scarcity.

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Moreover, PC- I for land acquisition for the venture, which will probably be equally shared by the Federal Authorities and Punjab Authorities, was additionally authorized by the CDWP. The Conduction of Water Challenge from Indus River System will probably be executed on PPP mode however land acquisition will probably be by federal and provincial governments with equal share.

Earlier, in PSDP 2020-21, the federal authorities had already allotted Rs400 million in opposition to a complete value of Rs1,248million for the feasibility for conduction of water from Indus water system at Tarbela Dam whereas full allocation of Rs3,154 million had additionally been made for the land acquisition of the identical venture. 

The conduction of water from Indus Water System at Tarbela Dam to the cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi is a significant venture to beat the shortage of water for twin cities and water by way of this pipeline can be equipped to Islamabad, Rawalpindi Cantonment Board and Chaklala Cantonment Board.