PHE to complete 151 water supply schemes
KARACHI (Dec 31): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed Public Health Engineering Department (PHE) to complete 151 on-going water supply and sanitation schemes launched with Rs11.428 billion so that people of different villages could take benefit out of them.
The PHE dept has a portfolio of 301 schemes worth Rs15.5 billion of them 151 are on-going, therefore must be completed by the end of current financial year.
He was presiding over a meeting to review progress of development schemes launched by PHE dept on Friday at CM House. The meeting was attended by Minister Local Govt Nasir Shah, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary PHE Saeed Awan, Secretary Finance Asif Jahangir, Special Secretary Local Govt Mustafa Suhaq and engineers of the PHE dept.
Minister Local Govt Nasir Shah briefing the chief minister said that the scheme of installation of Desalination plant at Manora, was launched for Rs427.648 million and it would be made functional in July 2021.
Schemes for Karachi rural areas
Nasir Shah said that similarly the water supply scheme for 48 villages of Union Council Kathore, Malir Karachi of Rs140.2 million, water supply scheme for Allah Bux Jokhio, UC Darsano Channo, Malir of Rs20 million, water supply scheme of Mohammad Brohi Goth, UC -30 Chashma, Bin Qasim Malir of Rs20 million, Rs144.337 million water supply scheme from Hub Dam to 42 villages of Distt West, laying of water supply line old Murad Goth UC-5 District West for RS14.323 million, schemes of ultra-filtration water supply plant scheme, Tando Jam of Rs617.441 million and various others would be completed by July 2023.
The chief minister directed the minister to depute his team to visit each on-going schemes to monitor their pace, quality, and completion in time. “We are going to complete 151 scheme of Rs11 billion this year, therefore their benefit must be given to the villagers,” he said.
Rural Development dept (RDD) launched 74 schemes:
The minister also said that the Rural Development department has also launched 74 schemes of Rs1 billion in the villages of various districts. He added that these schemes include construct of link roads, repair and maintenance of small metaled and brick roads.