The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated 200 million dollars for launching clean drinking water schemes in Sahiwal city and under the aegis of Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Program (PICIIP) work is in the final shape in this regard.
The Master Plan would be prepared for future 25 years and citizens would be provided hundred percent clean and hygienic drinking water in different union councils of the Sahiwal city. This project is aimed at working in the 12 union councils of Sahiwal where four hundred thousand people would be benefitted in the year 2019 and will further grow to one million in the coming years. Basically this is the project of PICIIP.
In major cities of Punjab to resolve the civic problems being faced by the masses, the provincial government will spend $600 million and to introduce PICIIP in Sahiwal, Sialkot, Sargodha, Rahimyar Khan, Bahawalpur and Muzaffargarh.
PICIIP will support different civic up-gradation programs in these cities in two phases while in the first phase program will support municipal corporations in Sahiwal and Sialkot cities with an allocation of US $ 250 million of which ADB will finance $ 200 million and Government of the Punjab will provide $ 50 million.
As per details, PICIIP is aimed at improving the efficiency of Municipal Corporation by improving the services of water supply, sanitation, sewerage treatment, solid waste management, transport infrastructure, which will be contributed in enhancing the economic activities and strengthen business process with improved community health and better quality of life of the residents of Sahiwal and Sialkot cities.