The Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has the aim to transform all of its 25 water testing laboratories throughout the country into Water Resources Centres. Professionally competent people would be hired in these centres.
This was disclosed by the PCRWR Chairman—Dr Aslam Tahir while he was talking to APP.
He said that the Water Resources Centres would be focused on analyzing the quality of water, monitoring of the groundwater and water conservation for helping the general public.
He said that currently, only 6 labs of PCRWR which are in Peshawar, Islamabad, Bahawalpur, Lahore, Tandojam and Karachi are operational however the remaining labs are not functioning for a long time.
He added that in the first phase, these non0functional laboratories would be made functional while in the later phase, PC-I would be prepared for transforming these labs into Water Resources Centres.
Dr. Aslam also said that if all these labs are made functional, it would make the authority self-sufficient and would assist it in generating revenue while the conversion of these into Water Resources Centres would be increasing the employment opportunities for those professionals in this field.
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