KARACHI: The Sindh government will spend Rs8.874 billion to start a Steel Fabricated Grain Storage development scheme, it was decided at a Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) meeting on Thursday.
Units will be able to store 880,000 metric tons of grain in Karachi and 10,800 metric tons of grain in each taluka of Sindh under this development scheme, which has been approved by the PDWP and has been recommended to the federal government. The project aims to develop innovative, rapid and effective storage facilities across the province so that perishable items are not destroyed, said the secretary of agriculture.
Meanwhile, the PDWP also approved four other development schemes worth Rs3,005 million that were proposed by the departments of agriculture, works and services at the meeting under the additional chief secretary of development, Aurang Zeb Haque. The umbrella scheme, for the development of electrical works at a number of union councils in Karachi will cost Rs18 million, the construction of an arterial road from the Hyderabad bypass to the Ghanghra Mori, Akram Wah, will cost Rs2897.20 million, the maintenance of roads from SITE, Golimar, to Old Sukkur will cost Rs50 million and the establishment of a project management unit in Sindh will cost Rs40.023 million, departmental secretaries said at the meeting.
Published in the Express Tribune, May 21st, 2010.