Karachi, March 10, 2013 (PPI-OT): During a high profile Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW and SB) meeting a new multi-storey Head Office would be constructed at the centre of the city was approved whereas a Hospital equipped with latest machinery and state of the art technology is also under consideration. Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board Misbahuddin Farid chaired the meeting attended by all Deputy Managing Directors Chief Engineers and other concerned officers.
The new head office would be furnished with Complaint Centre, Billing Cells, Mosque, Car Parking, Canteen, Latest Security System, High Speed Lifts and other latest facilities and technology necessary to bring KW and SB up to the mark. Four banks would be invited to open their branches offices within the head office premises. M.D KW and SB Misbahuddin Farid appointed Deputy Managing Director Mashkoor ul Hasnain Project Director of this newly approved proposal during the meeting.
It was decided during the meeting that Head Office would be built on the basis of Built Operate and Transfer (BOT). He said that KW and SB is facing lack of coordination and delay in day to day operations because our top level managing officers including D.M.Ds and Chief Engineers are spread in two offices located at two different locations.
M.D KW and SB stated that in order to improve coordination between departments it is vital that all KW and SB departmental offices are located within the same vicinity. It would not only improve KW and SB performance but would also result in provision of better services to the citizens of Karachi.
Furthermore, he said that the procedures and operations for this new head office would be kept transparent, where constructor would be selected on merit through newspaper advertisement by the committee of experts to work under DMD Planning Mashkoor ul Hasnain. KW and SB is a public service institution working for the benefit of more than 20 million citizens of Karachi. We have been striving to provide swift facilities to the citizens of Karachi despite unfavorable conditions, he added.
Construction of a hospital equipped Hospital equipped with latest machinery and state of the art technology for officers and employees of KW and SB was also proposed during the meeting. This hospital would treat employees of KW and SB on lower fees reducing KW and SB medical expenses significantly.
At the end of the meeting Misbah Farid expressed that, DMD Planning would devise and implement a proper strategy for swift, transparent and timely the completion of these important projects.
For more information contact:
Karachi Water and Sewerage Board
Mr. Zahid Mehmood
P.S. Chairman Office