Pakistan breaks ground on desal plant for Balochistan

Pakistan has broken ground on a desalination plant in Balochistan province, in a project backed by the governments of the United Arab Emirates, and Switzerland.

Balochistan is a dry desert region with a coastline on the Arabian Sea

Balochistan is a dry desert region with a coastline on the Arabian Sea

The plant is expected to complete by end of October 2018, with capacity of 16.6 m3/d, and potential to expand to 34,000 m3/d.

Balochistan is one of four provinces of Pakistan, in the southwest, and has an extremely dry desert climate. The plant will provide water for people living in the region.

More on desalination in Pakistan

Gwadar project moves ahead, as Chinese investment flows in (October 2017)

Pakistan grants approval for SWRO plant in Gwadar (November 2016)

Pakistan province pushes delayed desalination project (June 2015)


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