A water line will be provided to leather factories in Korangi Inudstrial Area by the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB). To set the project in motion, the Sindh governor, Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan has released Rs38.4 million to the KWSB.
The KWSB has allocated funds for the project and instructed a firm to start working on it. After this project is completed, three million gallons of water will be supplied to these factories.
The governor had a meeting with a delegation of the War Pakistan Tannery Association (Sindh Zone), which was led by its chairperson, Khursheed Ahmed, on Monday.
The delegation informed the governor that the leather industry was on the verge of collapsing due to the lack of water supply. They added that all factories will work efficiently after the supply of water as it was crucial for the leather industry.
According to the delegation, these factories were providing 40 per cent of the total production in the country. There are more than 200 leather factories in Korangi with over 10,000 labourers.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2012.