Islamabad to have two more dams
Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration has decided to construct two dams in order to check the silting in Rawal Lake.
Chief Commissioner Islamabad Kamran Lashari has directed all the concerned departments to take concrete and effective steps for the conservation of Rawal Lake, protection of environment and improving the quality of water of Rawal Lake and making the surrounding and catchment areas of Rawal Lake pollution free.
The task has been assigned to the concerned officials to select the targets groups in the catchment areas of Rawal Lake for creating awareness among them regarding protection of the environment and improving the climatic and ecological conditions of the area.
Kamran Lashari has also stressed that beauty of Rawal Lake View Park should also be maintained with proper cleanliness arrangements in place.
CDA has been also asked by ICT to immediately start construction of two sewerage treatment plants, one in Noor Pur Shahan and other at Bani Gala to collect and treat the sewerage water generated from Noor Pur Shahan, Malpur, Bani Gala and Bhara Kau.
Solid waste management sites in the catchment areas had been identified and arrangements were being made by each agency for proper disposal of waste and garbages.
A model solid waste management system had been introduced in Bhara Kau by the ICT Administration and big containers had been placed at different places in the area for collection of garbage and its safe disposal.
It has been also decided that Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency would restart legal action against those causing pollution in the catchment and surrounding areas of Rawal Lake and regular monitoring would be carried out in area so that Rawal Lake and its tributaries remain pollution free.
Source: Pakistan Times