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100mgd project inaugurated at Dhabeji

100mgd project inaugurated at Dhabeji

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Saturday inaugurated another 100 millions of gallons per day (mgd) water pumping station at the Dhabeji pumping complex.

Mr Shah inaugurated the project as Local Government Minister Jam Khan Shoro and Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) managing director Misbahuddin Farid were with him.

“This project will significantly improve the water supply to Karachi,” said Mr Shah while addressing the audience.

He said the project would cost Rs1.475 billion and complete in 30 months. He added that it was just another effort on the part of his government to overcome the city’s acute water shortage.

He said work on the bulk water supply scheme K-4 was continuing with full pace and it was at par with the schedule.

“The Pakistan Peoples Party’s government wants to solve all the problems of people and such projects reflect just the same cause,” said Mr Shah.

He asked the officials to spend honestly on the project. “I’ll manage all the funds you required, but the spending should be made with honesty and true spirit,” he said.

He said his government had paid Rs500 million to the K-Electric against the outstanding dues relating to the KWSB.

He added that Sindh government was releasing Rs265bn as development funds and such funding would soon be reflected in the face of development and prosperity.

He said more than Rs60bn would be spent on the development projects meant for Karachi.

He said the Karachi operation would continue till full peace was achieved, however, he added, the law and order situation was much better than it was in the past.

The KWSB managing director said a pumping project worth Rs280m had been launched at the Hub Dam.

Published in Dawn December 11th, 2016

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