Pakistan

CM Sindh okays K-4 water project in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah here on Thursday approved Rs25 billion project of bulk water supply, K-4, ARY News reported.

“The local governments department should sign an agreement with Frontier Works Organization (FWO) and K-4 supply scheme to start work on the project,” he said while chairing a meeting in Karachi.

He has directed to undertake K-4 water project at earliest to meet the growing water needs of Karachi city.

On this occasion, Local Governments Minister Sindh Jam Khan Shoro said package No1 of the project contains antique structure, canal conduit, converters and other things. Complete cost of this package is Rs15.154 billion.

“We had arranged meetings with FWO and other authorities and reached this decision after mutual discussion that the package could be undertaken, given that the CM gives approval for it,” he said.

He said 15 percent interest free advance mobilization on insurance bonds, that is Rs2.2 billion, and Sindh Revenue Board’s approval should be granted.

The CM approved the suggestion and directed to ensure starting work on the project.

This should be noted here that the federal government has to pay 50 percent of the total cost of the project.

Qaim Ali Shah said the project had to start construction in 2007, however the then government could not start it.

“I have promised Karachiites to provide water and I will fulfill my promise,” he said.

Senior provincial minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said he also had exchanged views with FWO and FWO was ready to implement the project in two years.

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