Chief Secy presides KWSSIP Steering Committee meeting

67

By Senior Reporter

Karachi: Chief Secretary Sindh Dr Muhammad Sohail Rajput said that every drop of water supplied to city would be filtered to ensure clean water supply to citizens. Presiding over meeting of Karachi Water and Sewerage Services Improvement Project (KWSSIP) Steering Committee at Sindh Secretariat he said that Sindh government was working for rehabilitation of Karachi’s water and sanitation infrastructure. He said that water supply and sewerage system improvement projects are being implemented in Karachi at a cost of 1.6 billion dollars in collaboration with World Bank/AIIB.

Meeting was attended by Senior Member Board of Revenue Baqaullah Unar, Secretary Finance Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary Local Government Syed Najam Shah, Project Director Syed Salahuddin Ahmed and other relevant officials.

Meeting was briefed on water supply and sewerage improvement projects in Karachi.

Project Director Syed Salahuddin Ahmed said that priority Sewerage and Water lines are being replaced in Karachi. K-IV augmentation works shall bring water supply into city centre. New water filtration plants will be added and essential rehabilitation will also be done. He informed that all KWSSIP series of projects will be completed in 4 phases by 2032. He said that 3 katchi abadis of Karachi are also being made model with a revenue stream coming through NGOs and local CBOs. In this way water and sewerage system will be provided in these slums with recovery of user charges.

It was decided in meeting that 250 system and feedback meters would be installed to gauge water distribution in Karachi.

Chief Secretary directed KWSB to conduct energy audit of all water pumping stations and see how operation and maintenance be outsourced by engaging PPP interventions. Chair desired to have one meeting every month to keep a close track on project issues and progress.