For the poor: Planning needs to change, says CM

Shah claimed that new schemes should be initiated with modern systems.


Express August 19, 2011

KARACHI:


The Planning and Development (P&G) department should completely change its strategy to identify and initiate development project, said Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Thursday.


Shah claimed that instead of continuing with the old and outdated water supply schemes, new schemes should be initiated with modern systems.

Currently 600 projects are being worked on in Sindh and most of them are nearly complete. Around Rs66 billion had been set aside under a special initiative unit and a scheme worth Rs4 billion for flood survivor rehabilitation was being monitored by a steering committee.

The chief minister added that progress had been made on the proposal of rural revitailisation projects. Lashari told Shah that women development centres were being established in Larkana, Khairpur and Mirpurkhas at the cost of Rs1 billion. He added that special development packages had been initiated for Sukkur, Larkana, Hyderabad, Karachi, Shaheed Benazirbad, Lyari, Malir, Keti Bundar.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th, 2011.

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