Sindh Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Public Health Engineering Syed Nasir Hussain Shah directed officials concerned to prepare a feasibility report of projects to construct small and big dams in the vicinity of Karachi for the conservation of rainwater.
The minister issued these instructions while presiding over a meeting held at the office of the Sindh Local Government Department. Talking to officials of the Sindh Local Government Department and Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB), Nasir Shah said there is a need to utilise all natural resources to meet the water needs of Karachi.
He said it was necessary to collect rainwater and review the construction of various small and big dams in the vicinity of Karachi in the style of Hub Dam. He sought a feasibility report for this project. The participants of the meeting reviewed various development projects of Karachi city in detail.
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The meeting was attended by Sindh Local Government Secretary Najam Ahmad Shah, KWSB Managing Director Assadullah Khan, Finance Department Public Private Partnership Head Khalid Mehmood Sheikh, district municipal commissioners of Karachi, deputy commissioners and other officers. The minister directed officials of KWSB, Sindh Local Government and Irrigation departments to work expeditiously to collect rainwater with the help of various small and big dams and prepare a feasibility of appropriate projects to cater the need of the water of big cities like Karachi. APP
Published in The Express Tribune, October 14th, 2021.
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