Pak Oasis Industries (Pvt) Limited: Pakistan's largest water engineering company
Across the world today over 880 million people still lack access to safe drinking water, and 2.6 billion people lack basic sanitation facilities. While these figures look bleak in many developing countries in Pakistan much progress has been made under the current government to bring safe drinking water to its citizens, particularly those living in remote and rural areas. Pak Oasishas been at the forefront of this effort.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2013
Pak Oasis was founded in 2005 with the simple vision to provide access to clean water and safe sanitation facilities to people, irrespective of sex, race or religion. In Pakistan Pak Oasis boasts over 1,500 projects, a network of more than 3,000 highly skilled technical staff and engineers, and many years experience in the design, building and successful operation and management of thousands of water and wastewater treatment plants.
Pak Oasis is Pakistan's largest water engineering company, having designed, built and managing Pakistan's largest network of water treatment plants, using the latest in cutting-edge filtration technologies. It is our reliance on industry-leading membrane technologythat has enabled us to grow so rapidly because, unlike conventional technologies like rapid sands filtration, our membranes removal types of bacteria and virus from water.
Pak Oasis has developed extremely close working relationships with America's leading water and technology companies, without whose support we could not be providing tens of millions of gallons of purified water everyday to millions of people across Pakistan. We look to American products because the cleanliness of our water and the safety of the people who drink it areour highest priorities. This is why American equipment is the backbone of every single one of our thousands of plants - from Dow's world-class membranes, to FSI's robust filters, to Pentair's membrane housing, to Fedco, Danfoss, Tekleen, Flow Serve, Jesco and other American companies from whom we source products. Inthe last two years Pak Oasis has spent tens of million dollars on Americanequipment, and in 2013, as we continue to grow this quantity will only rise further.
Last month Pak Oasis receiveda prestigious award from the Human Rights Group of Pakistan's for providing safe reliable drinking water facilities.In July we were commended with an Award for Excellence for our extensive efforts to widen access to safe water. Just three months before Pak Oasis wasrecognized at the Annual Investment Meeting in Dubai as Pakistan's largest and most successfulwater solutions provider. However, at Pak Oasis our proudest moment came in August 2011 when we opened Asia's largest Ultrafiltration plant in Shaheed Benazirabad District, a plant that continues to draw international acclaim.
At Pak Oasis we are fighting everyday to ensure that no man, woman or child lacks theirmost basic of human rights. Without the steadfast support of our American partners and the reliability of American products, Pak Oasis would not have been able to accomplish so much in the last few years and we would not be so ambitiously looking forward to that day when we can celebrate the end of water poverty here in Pakistan.