Sindh govt to launch tap water scheme for city

Looks to boost agriculture sector by installing solar tube wells, says CM

PPI February 04, 2021

The Sindh government will launch a water scheme to provide tap water in different districts of Karachi, said Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday.

Addressing a delegation of Kuwait state-owned firm EnerTech at the Chief Minister’s House, he stated that he would welcome the company’s support in this venture. He added that the Sindh government had a comprehensive plan to boost the agriculture sector by installing solar tube wells and initiating cattle breeding for export. This would either be done with the private sector’s support or a Public Private Partnership (PPP).

The CM said that the Sindh Agriculture Department had vast cattle farming centres and that he would welcome EnerTech’s efforts to promote new breeds for the export of halal meat. He also advised the delegation to consider the project concerning solar tube wells.

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The EnerTech delegation was apprised about the investment opportunities in Thar and was invited to visit the area. The CM assured them of provincial support to investors. He directed the Chairman Planning and Development Board Muhammad Waseem to arrange a meeting for the delegation with the Sindh Board of Investment.

The EnerTech delegation head Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Al Mutairi expressed interest in the water sector, solar power generation, and cattle breeding for halal meat export. “Our company will make direct investment,” the CEO said.

He also informed the CM about EnerTech’s operations in Balochistan.

Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Shaikh, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary Energy Tariq Shah and Director General PPP Unit Khalid Mehmood Shaikh attended the meeting.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 4th, 2021.


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