Karachi, December 16, 2012 (PPI-OT): Project for 650 Million Gallon additional water supply to Karachi the Greater Karachi Water Supply Project K-IV is expected to inaugurate next month. A budget of 25 Billion rupees has been approved and President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari is expected to inaugurate the project.
Karachi Water and Sewerage Board has released the call of tenders from international firms for consultancy. The advertisment are also released to international papers.
In a meeting chaired by Managing Director KW and SB Misbahuddin Farid preparation for the inauguration were discussed. Project Director K-IV Mashkoor ul Hasnain, Chief Engineer Saleem Siddiqui and other high profile officers of KW and SB were present in the meeting.
M.D KW and SB said that Water Board started preparing for K-IV project right after the completion of K-III. In this regard President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad, Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Minister Local Bodies Agha Siraj Durrani and Members of Sindh Assembly cooperate fully with the KW and SB to start the project.
Due to these combine efforts 2500 million rupees of funds were approved for K-IV project, which would provide 260 million additional gallons to the citizens of Karachi. He said that the tenders for the project have been issued already and we the inauguration by President Asif Ali Zardari is expected in the mid of next month.
The project would be completed in three steps and upon completion of the third step 650 gallons additional water would be provided to the citizens of Karachi. The K-IV project would span on 124 kilometres starting from Kenjhar lake it would end at Northern Bypass after passing through Thatta. KW and SB has invited international firms to come forth and take part in the tenders so that the project is completed on time.
M.D KW and SB also praised the efforts of former city Mayor Sanator Syed Mustafa Kamal, Members of Sindh Assembly and Former Members of City Council whose personal interest and tireless efforts gave a foundation to this project later on Governor of Sindh got the project approved from the President, Finance Ministry and Planning Commission of Pakistan. He directed the Project Director – KIV all the officers of KW and SB to give their best to the project in order to provide relief to the citizens of Karachi.
For more information contact:
Karachi Water and Sewerage Board
Mr. Zahid Mehmood
P.S. Chairman Office