Sindh completes survey of all 38 KMC Nullahs.


KARACHI -- Under World Bank Solid Waste Emergency and Efficiency Project (SWEEP), $11 million pre-drone survey has been conducted of all the 38 Nullahs of KMC while environmental and socio-economic management survey is being conducted across Nullahs and dump sites as per the requirement of the World Bank.

This was disclosed in a meeting held here with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in chair, said a spokesperson to the CM Sindh on Thursday.

The meeting was attended by Minister Local Government Nasir Shah, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary Local Government Roshan Shaikh, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi, PD Competitive and Livable City of Karachi (CLICK) Zubair Channa and others. The Sindh Chief Minister said that under rain emergency arrangements, he had released Rs 229 million and placed the funds at the disposal of all divisional commissioners. 'I had issued directives through the chief secretary to all the DCs and MCs to clean Nullahs and make necessary arrangements for disposal of rainwater'.

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He added that the Commissioner Karachi requested for additional funds of Rs 30 million which have also been released. Minister Local Government Nasir Shah said that Rain Emergency Cells have been established at LG Department, Commissioners offices, DC offices and at all Municipal Committee offices and 1093 complaint centers have been established.

The chief minister said that the World Bank has agreed to invest US $ 100 million in Improvement of Solid Waste System in Karachi.

It may be noted that the SWEEP Project was conceived in November 2019. The project includes, improvement of garbage transfer stations as per international standards, establishment of modern landfill site at Dhabeji, upgradation of Jam Chakro Landfill site, emergency intervention to clean Nullah of Karachi which serves as main Sewage Carrier of City are being undertaken. SWEEP has an allocation of $11 million for the emergency component. Briefing the chief minister, PD CLICK Project Zubair Channa said that the concept note of SWEEP Project was approved by the Planning Commission on June 8. On the recommendation of WB and as a stop-gap arrangement CLICK was assigned the task of SWEEP. The CLICK was authorized to undertake Nullah cleaning exercise as defined in the SWEEP Project.

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At this, the chief minister said that the Sindh...

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