LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that government is implementing a big programme of provision of clean drinking water to the people of the province and water filtration plants would be installed throughout Punjab under Saaf Pani Project.
He said that Rs 12 billion would be spent on this public welfare project during the current year. He said that provision of potable water would be ensured to all citizens of the province within next four and a half years. He asked Nestle company to consider cooperation in the implementation of Saaf Pani project as well as livestock and dairy farming sector.
He was talking to Executive Vice President of Nestle, Doreswamy Nandkishore. Provincial Minister for Industry Ch. Muhammad Shafique, Special Assistant on Livestock Ch. Arshad Jutt, Secretary Livestock, Secretary Industry, Chairman Punjab Investment Board and Chief Executive Officer Nestle Pakistan and Afghanistan were also present. Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that provision of clean water is essential to save the people from diseases and Punjab government has evolved a big programme of supply of safe drinking water in the province. Shahbaz Sharif said that provision of potable water to the citizens is the responsibility of the government. He said that Saaf Pani Project would be executed speedily and with a national spirit and Nestle should consider working with Punjab government in the implementation of the project. Shahbaz Sharif said that livestock and dairy farming sectors have a key importance in national economy and there are vast opportunities of investment in these sectors. He said that Nestle could also cooperate in dairy farming and livestock sectors.
Nestle Executive Vice President Doreswamy Nandkishore said that Nestle is ready to cooperate with Punjab government in Saaf Pani Project besides livestock and dairy farming sectors. He also invited the chief minister to visit the head office of Nestle in Switzerland.
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