News available to ViewPointNigeria indicates that the Plateau State Government has awarded a N1 billion contract for the purchase of chemicals to provide portable water which will meet the demands of the people in the state.
The Commissioner for Water Resources and Energy, Mr David Wuyep said the government is trying to upgrade the quality of portable water supply in the state by resuscitating the water treatment plants in Shendam, Pankshin and Bokkos local government areas.
Mr Wuyep said some of the rusty and asbestos pipes in Jos and Bukuru areas have been replaced.
According to him, the ministry, in collaboration with the EU and UNICEF, drilled 340 hand pumps in Shendam and Riyom local government areas of the state.
He said additional 250 drilled hand pumps would be inaugurated in other local government areas “to check cholera incidences and waterborne diseases.”
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