Mauripur Expressway, water and sanitation projects approved

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The Public Private Policy (PPP) Board in its 32nd board meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah approved Mauripur Expressway, Link Road to Korangi, Hub water supply 3 MGD water supply from Dhabeji to Special Economic Zone, Lyari Sewerage system, LDA scheme, five MGD desalination plant and construction of canal from Nabirsar to Vajira on public private partnership.

The meeting was held at CM House and was attended by provincial ministers, Nisar Khuhro, Sardar Shah, Imtiaz Shaikh, Awais Shah, Nasir Shah, Sohail Siyal, Murtaza Wahab, MPA Ghulam Qadir Chandio, Chairman P&D M. waseem, SMBR Kazi Shahid, VC NED and concerned provincial secretaries.

The board discussed construction of Mauripur Expressway (ME). It would be an eight-kilometer two into two lane project from Mauripur Expressway to Y-junction and it would have two lane one-way Interchange at ICI bridge.

TheME is expected to provide a speedy access to Karachi Beach area and it would be completed in two years, the chief minister said and added it would bring an end to traffic congestion in the area.ThePPP board approved the project and directed the unit to float its tenders.

Link Road to Korangi is a 11.5 km two into two lane road and was expected to provide a speedy access to Korangi Industrial area. It would be completed in two years right from start of the project. The project includes construction of internal roads and a bridge within the city.The PPP board approved the project and gave go ahead to the PPP unit to launch it for investor solicitation.  The meeting was told that theKarachi Hub Water supply system consisted of the broad components such as HubDam constructed in 1981 with a live storage capacity of 656,000 acre feet. The eight-kilometer main canal owned and operated by WAPDA coming from the Hub Dam.