Lahore: According to a news article published on March 29, the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Lahore has announced its decision to begin construction of two rainwater harvesting projects in separate parts of the provincial capital in the coming month.

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On the orders of Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar, the project is being carried out with the aim of preserving significant amounts of rainwater for use in watering plants, parks, and other irrigation purposes. A similar project was previously inaugurated on Lawrence Road, and two more projects are currently being launched on Kashmir Road (near LDA Plaza) and outside Sheranwala Gate Circular Road.

The tanks will have a storage capacity of 1.2 million gallons and 1.5 million gallons, respectively, and will cost PKR 240 million to construct. According to reports, WASA has completed possibility studies for these projects and will soon invite construction tenders.

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According to WASA sources, the projects are being launched in stages, with eight more locations in the city being underlined for similar projects in the coming year. These ventures would also assist in the prevention of urban flooding in the provincial capital during monsoon seasons, according to the announcement.

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