Rawalpindi: Vice Chairman (VC) Haroon Kamal Hashmi of the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) said on Monday that the agency has exceeded its revenue collection target for fiscal year 2020-21. According to press reports. The agency has received PKR 475 million, which is a PKR 105 million increase above the Rs. 370 million objective.

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In a meeting, WASA VC Hashmi presented the facts and emphasised that the agency will try hard to recover PKR 500 million this fiscal year. To that aim, he directed city authorities to launch a crackdown on water bill defaulters around the city. He also prohibited relevant ministries from issuing No-Objection Certificates (NOCs) to private housing developments until their unpaid debts were paid in full. In this regard, the WASA magistrate noted that the defaulters had been served with summons in order to collect the payments.

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WASA officials also informed conference attendees about the city’s current efforts, such as the Kehkashan Water Supply Scheme, which has so far resulted in the installation of nine tube wells to supply clean drinking water to the 300,000 residents of Adiala Road. The project will begin supplying drinkable water to families in the next two months. According to officials, WASA will also release tenders for 20 more initiatives while the prequalification process for businesses continues.

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