LAHORE - The Punjab government has decided to install 307 water filtration plants in the first phase of the Saaf Pani Project to provide clean water to the citizens.

In the billions of rupees project, the Punjab government will ensure supply of potable water to every district of the province. In the first phase, water filtration plants will be installed in the districts of north and south Punjab and the scope of this project will be expanded under a phased programme.

Presiding over the meeting to review to pace of project on Monday, Shahbaz Sharif said that provision of potable water to the citizens was government top priority.

The chief minister directed that installation of water filtration plants under this programme should be expedited and the project be completed as early as possible. He directed that a comprehensive mechanism be devised for the implementation of the project and third party audit system should be evolved for effective monitoring of the same.  The secretary local government informed the meeting that a programme had been chalked out for the installation of a total of 1650 water filtration plants in the province.