Pakistan should look up to China for Water Purification System: PCJCCI President

Lahore, March 06, 2023 (PPI-OT): Moazzam Ghurki, President Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce (PCJCCI), has stated on Monday during a meeting held at PCJCCI Secretariat that Pakistan should look to adopt the Chinese model of water purification in order to reduce the spread of waterborne diseases due to the devastating flood in 2022, which are causing a loss of up to $1.3 billion every year and are the biggest source of gastrointestinal infections.

Moazzam Ghurki, President PCJCCI said that the purpose of the meeting was to discuss Chinese water management system and purification technology so that Pakistan could benefit from the Chinese experience. The replication of this system could overcome water diseases in Pakistan, particularly in poor cities of Sindh and Baluchistan that are not getting access to clean water.

He added that we should install water filtration plants based on solar power permanently and manual mechanism based on the area needs and population capacity to handle the equipment. The solar based filter could purify 1,500 litres of floodwater per hour. However, the manual filter as compared to the solar based only had a PLP wheel and a handle attached to it for drawing water into the filters whereas the rest of the technology was the same.

Fang Yulong, Senior Vice President PCJCCI said that China’s global fresh water sources are merely 6% whereas; they have to provide clean drinking water to 20% of the world’s population. However, with years of research and exploration, China has devised a water purification system that not only enabled it to meet its water needs but also provided people with medically approved healthy water.

Hamza Khalid, Vice President PCJCCI said that the water crisis is a global issue and now China wants to benefit the world, since Pakistan faces such a crisis particularly in Sindh and Northern Punjab it is important to introduce such plants to Pakistan. Salahuddin Hanif, Secretary General PCJCCI appreciated the opportunities and agreed that the country is in dire need of such a system.

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