PCIC reviews Karachi development schemes

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KARACHI Dec 01.2021 – Provincial Coordination and Implementation

Committee (PCIC) reviewed the Karachi development schemes and initiatives in Karachi and discussed a heavy agenda on Wednesday. The meeting chaired by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah. PCIC formed on the initiative of the federal government

The meeting was attended by Corps Commander Karachi Lt. Gen. Muhammad Saeed, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, Legal Adviser Murtaza Wahab, Chairman P&D Hassan Naqvi, VC NED Dr. Soroush Lodhi, GM South Wapda Farhat Kamal, Principal Secretary Sajid Jamal Abro, Commissioner Karachi, Secretary Local Government, Municipal Commissioner KMC, MD Water Board, MD SSWMB, DG PPP Unit, Chief Engineer WAPDA Amir Mughal and others. While Chairman NDMA Lt. Gen. Akhtar Nawaz Sethi attended the meeting via video link.

Hydrological study of Malir and Lyari rivers was discussed at the meeting.

Operation against encroachments and compensation to affectees, drone survey of Orangi and Gujjar Nala, Solid Waste Management and Waste to Energy Initiative, Industrial Waste Treatment Project, K4 project,

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Restoration of Falak Naz Drain, Progress of Green and Orange Line, and Malir Expressway were also agenda of the meeting.

It was informed in the meeting that 238 units or encroachments have been removed from Mahmoodabad drain, 4058 from Gujjar drain and 1703 units from Orangi drain. 3.5 km from Mahmoodabad Nalla, 12.55 km from Gujjar Nalla and 11.28 km from Orangi Nalla have been cleared.

At present only 429 meters of Orangi Nalla is to be cleared.

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The meeting was further told that 116 cheques have been issued to the affectees of removal of encroachments. Likewise, cheques have been issued for rehabilitation of 3424 affectees out of 4230 in Gujjar Nala.

Out of 1950 affectees of Orangi Nalla, 1799 have been given cheques,

Pictures of construction of Mahmoodabad, Gujjar and Orangi nallas and cleaning of Orangi Nalla were also shown to the meeting.

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According to the road drain survey, 1169 shops and 50 houses are on the drain, notices have been issued to trespassing shopkeepers and homeowners.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that work would also be started on drain at Nagan Chowrangi,

SSWMB briefing to the meeting:

Garbage front and collection in District West has now been reopened after 2018.

At present front end collection is being done in Karachi, Hyderabad, Qasimabad and Kotri and also picked up from all Cantonment board areas last month;

There are 15000 industrial units in Karachi and each industrial unit generates 200 kg of waste daily;

The meeting was told that SSWMB could generate 3.5 billion annually if it sets garbage collection fees.

Karachi has the potential to generate 100 MW of electricity from waste.

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Chief Minister Sindh directed that work on waste power generation projects be expedited.

 The meeting was informed that the cantonment owes Rs 44.443 million for garbage collection.

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