KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday directed the public health engineering (PHE) department to complete 151 ongoing water supply and sanitation schemes launched for Rs11.428 billion so that people of different villages could benefit from them.

“The PHE department has a portfolio of 301 schemes worth Rs15.5bn, of them 151 are ongoing. Therefore, they must be completed by the end of current financial year,” he said while presiding over a meeting to review progress of development schemes here at CM House.

The meeting was attended by Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Shah, PHE secretary Saeed Awan, finance secretary Asif Jahangir and others.

The LG minister informed the meeting that the scheme of installation of desalination plant at Manora was launched for Rs427.648 million and it would be made functional in July 2022.

He said that those plans to be completed by July 2023 included the water supply scheme for 48 villages of Kathore union council, Malir, of Rs140.2m; for Allah Bux Jokhio, UC Darsano Channo, Malir, of Rs20m; for Mohammad Brohi Goth, UC 30 Chashma, Bin Qasim, Malir, of Rs20m; Rs144.337m water supply scheme from Hub Dam to 42 villages of district West; laying of water supply line of Murad Goth, UC-5, District West, of Rs14.323m; scheme of ultra-filtration water supply plant for Tando Jam of Rs617.441m and various others.

The CM directed the minister to depute his team to visit each ongoing scheme to monitor their pace, quality, and completion time. “We are going to complete 151 schemes for the benefit of villagers,” he said.

Published in Dawn, January 1st, 2022

Opinion

Editorial

Time for dialogue
Updated 24 Jun, 2024

Time for dialogue

If the PML-N and PTI remain mired in mutual acrimony, an ever-widening gap will continue to allow non-political forces to assert themselves.
Property taxes
24 Jun, 2024

Property taxes

ACCORDING to reports in the local media, along with the higher taxes imposed on real estate in the recent budget, ...
Fierce heat
24 Jun, 2024

Fierce heat

CLIMATE change is unfolding as predicted by experts: savage heat, melting glaciers, extreme rainfall, drought, ...
China’s concerns
23 Jun, 2024

China’s concerns

Pakistan has no option but to neutralise militant threat to Chinese projects, as well as address its business and political stability concerns.
War drums
23 Jun, 2024

War drums

If it is foolish enough to launch another war in Lebanon, Tel Aviv will be solely responsible for setting the Middle East on fire.
Balochistan budget
23 Jun, 2024

Balochistan budget

BALOCHISTAN’S Rs955.6bn budget for the fiscal year 2024-25 makes many pledges to the poor citizens of Pakistan’s...