Lahore:The Government of the Republic of Korea is establishing water supply systems for the villages of Phalia, Mandi Bahaudin with the grant aid of US$ 04 millions. Around 80,000 population of that area will be the direct beneficiary of this project. Underground water of this region has been contaminated by the effluent of Sugar mill in Phalia to cause health issues to the local population and huge damage to the environment conditions.
To improve living conditions of the inhabitants in this area, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in collaboration with Punjab Governments Housing & Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Department (HUD & PHED) conducted feasibility survey for this project in 2011.
As of May 2012, Korean experts are already working on the detailed mapping and implementation strategy of this project for the completion till the first half of 2013. The project will include deep underground water wells, overhead reservoirs and water supply lines.
The complete schemes will demonstrate ample impacts of the project in terms of social, environmental, improved health and economic benefits. Provision of safe drinking water will improve health and education with significant impact on poverty evaluation, gender development, improved environment and human resource development.
It is also expected that such projects will contribute in the socio-economic development of Pakistan and will perform an important role in exchange of technology and cultural relations between two friend countries.