Meeting reviews Highways sector schemes in Sindh 

KARACHI Oct 2,2021- Provincial Minister for Works and Services Syed Zia Abbas Shah has said that the ongoing projects should be completed as soon as possible۔ This he said while review the on-going and new schemes of Highways sector of Works & Services Department.

Syed Zia Abbas Shah has directed the Chief Engineer Highways of Hyderabad and Sukkur region that use of international standard materials in the projects. He further said the construction of roads has a positive impact on the economy while the best infrastructure for transportation facilities will also reduce the fuel cost and the journey time.

On the occasion Secretary Works & Services Department Imran Atta Soomro briefed about the schemes and said that the on-going schemes are divided into three categories. In first Category consist of schemes to which full allocation has been released with amount of less than Rs 50 million.

There are 92 such schemes in this category out of which 23 schemes have been completed and rest of 69 schemes are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. In second category, there are schemes where allocation is from Rs 50 million to 100 million. There are 84 schemes in 2nd category and 05 schemes have been completed so far. 05 schemes are scheduled to be completed by October 2021, 23 schemes by December 2021 and 46 schemes by June 2022.

He elaborated that in 3rd Category there are 35 schemes on which 33% allocation has been released so far, out of which 12 schemes are to be completed by December 2021, and 21 schemes by June 2022.

Moreover, progress of 401 ‘New’ schemes was also reviewed. Earlier in a briefing, Chief Engineer Highways Hyderabad informed the participants that out of 125 ongoing projects in Hyderabad region, 117 projects will be completed by June 2022 while Chief Engineer Highways Sukkur while briefing the participants said that in Sukkur region out of 111 ongoing projects, 79 projects will be completed by June 2022 through which 796.7 km of roads will be constructed.

Besides, 135 new schemes will be launched soon in Sukkur region at a total cost of Rs.14586 million. The meeting was attended by Secretary Works and Services Imran Ata Soomro, Chief Engineer (Highways) Sukkur, Chief Engineer (Highways) Hyderabad and relevant Superintending Engineers and Executive Engineers.