Important meeting reviews cleaning of storm water drains

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An important meeting was held under the chairmanship of Sindh Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah regarding the cleaning of storm water drains in which Secretary Local Government Engineer Syed Najam Ahmad Shah, Special Secretary Local Government Usman Moazzam, District Administrators, MD Solid Waste, KMC, and representatives of relevant municipial agencies were present.

Speaking on the occasion, Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that in view of the expected rains in the province, all precautionary measures and preparations should be completed without any further delay and during the monsoon season all the local government institutions will be kept on high alert as emergency will remain in force.

Nasir Hussain Shah said that keeping in view the losses and leanings of the previous rains, Water Board, Sindh Solid Waste, KMC, all DMCs should formulate a joint strategy to save the people from any sort of difficulty or damage.

Secretary Local Government Engineer Syed Najam Ahmad Shah told Sindh Local Government Minister that in upcoming rainy days the main Nullahs including Gulistan-e-Zafar, Yousuf Goth, Nagan Chowrangi and Shahra-e-Faisal will not get stuck and all the roads are also expected be keep running round the clock. The Secretary informed minister that special teams are being formed which will be deputed to underpasses and low lying areas.

The Sindh Local Government Minister directed the Water Board and KMC officials to make special arrangements for the installation of de-watering machines in advance.
Nasir Hussain Shah directed to immediately repair the infrastructures which got damaged during the cleaning process of drains and ordered to install New Jersey barriers at all the required points and also ordered to clear all possible choking points in advance on priority basis.

In the concluding remarks Sindh Local Government Minister said that as per the special instructions of Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto easiness should be implemented for providing relief to the people. Nasir Hussain Shah directed all the administrators and officials to seek guidance from Secretary Local Government Najam in case of any difficulty and also told them to remain alert 24/7 as surprise visits and inspections will be
carried out by him.

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