In a high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan to review the development and administrative affairs of Public Health Engineering and Balochistan WASA, to present Balochistan Water Act 2020 in the meeting of the Provincial Cabinet for approval, to make sanitation bye-laws of WASA. , PHE and WASA NOC required for transfer of water supply schemes to solar energy and installation of tube wells in Quetta, Provincial Minister PHE Noor Mohammad Damdar, Additional Chief Secretary Planning Development and Development Abdul Rehman Bazdar, Information Secretary Shah Irfan Gharshin, Secretary Planning and Development Abdullah Khan and Chief Engineers of PHE attended the meeting while Secretary PHE Saleh Baloch and Chief Engineer Wasa Imran Durrani briefed the meeting on relevant issues. Informing about the progress of development projects of the department, it was informed that PSDP of the current financial year includes 98 ongoing projects of PHE with an estimated cost of Rs. 14467 million while 491 projects costing Rs. 8151 million are also included. Important m The projects include Turtle Plain Water Supply Scheme Phase II, CDWA Project with Solar System Phase II, Solarization of 250 Water Supply Schemes, Collection of Bills and Establishment of Software and Computer Cell for Consumer Database, Drinking Water. Feasibility study for construction of small and medium sized dams, completion of Quetta Water Supply and Environment Project, installation of water supply scheme and filtration plant in Kot complexes, colleges and government buildings and installation of water quality and surveillance system. The meeting was informed that work on construction of Mangi Dam at a cost of Rs. 9334 million for drinking water purposes is underway and progress is 38% while feasibility of projects of Burj Aziz Khan Dam, Babar Kachh Dam and Halak Storage Dam. The report is being prepared. The meeting was also briefed on the outline of the Drinking Water Policy Strategy and Action Plan. The meeting directed to ensure its immediate completion and implementation, addressing the financial and administrative matters of WASA and the problems facing the institution. In the briefing given regarding the functioning and problems of the organization approved some important decisions regarding WASA and directed WASA to take immediate steps to increase the water supply of Quetta city. The meeting also approved the implementation of online system plan for collection of bills in WASA. The meeting agreed to work out a plan of action for the commercial tube wells installed in the vicinity of Quetta in consultation with the tube owners for the management of WASA. The meeting also discussed the functioning of WASA’s water treatment plant on Sabzal Road. A review was also conducted and WASA was directed to take steps in this regard. Expressing his views on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that their efficiency and effectiveness could be enhanced by strengthening the departments financially and administratively. He said that there was a need to regularize water related issues, especially by solving the problems faced by Balochistan WASA. The water shortage in Quetta city could be alleviated. The Chief Minister said that the capacity of WASA and the infrastructure of the institution Will be set up on modern lines, the Chief Minister directed Departments should start preparing development plans for the next financial year now and PC-1 should be set up so that implementation of projects can start from the beginning of the new financial year which will save time, especially on projects in cold areas. Delays in the commencement of implementation are a waste of time and resources. The Chief Minister also stressed the need for co-ordination between the PHE Department and the Irrigation Department for the construction of dams and preparation of other development projects in the water sector Act according to your jurisdiction.