CHITRAL: A water supply project for Nishku village of Mulkhow is nearing completion after five years.
Public Health Department’s sub-engineer Muhammad Asif said work on the project to siphon water from Longol through 45,000 feet-long pipes was started in 2015.
He said this is the longest water supply line in Chitral.
The project faced delay mainly because some people refused to let the pipes pass through their land. However, local notables later got the issue resolved.
Another reason was the substandard construction of the water tank and channel at the stream from where water would be siphoned to the village due to which the work had to be done afresh.
The water supply scheme is estimated to cost about Rs45 million.
Residents of Nishku village told ChitralToday that their area lacked water and after completion of the project, they would get clean drinking water for the first time.–GH Farooqui