Nasir Shah briefed on ongoing mega water supply schemes

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Sindh Local Government (LG) Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah Tuesday chaired the meeting regarding mega water supply schemes in Karachi at the Sindh Local Government Department here.

Secretary Sindh LG Engineer Syed Najam Ahmad Shah briefed the minister on mega schemes and important issues regarding water supply to the city, said a statement.

A detailed briefing was given on the ongoing projects in collaboration with the international institutions.

The meeting was attended by administrator Karachi, water board managing director, secretary planning, NED university vice chancellor, KWSSIP project director and other officials.

Najam Shah said in view of the water needs of the city and the growing population, a mechanism is being formulated on scientific basis through which permanent supply of water in all industrial and residential areas and sewage drainage can be arranged and coordination is underway with all international donor agencies, including the World Bank, to achieve this goal.

Addressing the meeting participants, Nasir said that the solution of drinking water supply and sewerage problems within the city of Karachi is among the top priorities of the Sindh government.

Instructing the MD Water Board, Nasir directed to intensify the crackdown against water thieves, and said that the first right to Karachi’s water belongs to the residents of the city. Theft of supplied water will not be allowed in any case, he added.

Nasir Shah, while ordering uninterrupted supply of water from all the pumping stations, said that urgent steps should be taken to bring the supply back to normal in all the areas from which complaints of water shortage are being received.

Najam Shah apprised the minister about the pace and performance of the ongoing projects in collaboration with the World Bank and said all the projects funded by international organizations are progressing successfully and foreign experts and professional consultants are on-board with the department.

Appreciating the overall performance, Nasir Shah emphasized on the process of institutional liaison and consultation and vowed to further and intensify the tireless efforts for the people of Karachi and Sindh.