Rs463 million released for cleaning storm-water drains and other related expenditures: Murad Ali Shah
Karachi, July 29, 2020 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that in order to meet rain emergency requirements, he had released Rs463 million for cleaning of storm-water drains and other related expenditures. In a statement issued here from CM House on Wednesday, the CM said that on July 17, 2020 an amount of Rs200 million was released as special grant-in aid for critical emergency actions to mitigate monsoon risk under Solid Waste Emergency and Efficiency Programme (SWEEP) throughout Karachi and placed at the disposal of secretary Local Government.
Shah said that another Rs229 million has also been released on July 2, 2020 for cleaning of Nallahs and monsoon preparation in different districts of the province. He added that out of Rs229 million, Rs30 million has been released to Commissioner Karachi for removal of garbage and debris, Rs70 to commissioner Hyderabad, Rs20 million to commissioner Larkana, Rs31 million to commissioner Mirpurkhas, Rs38 million to commissioner Shaheed Benazirabad, Rs40 million to commissioner Sukkur and Rs4 million for cleanliness/de-silting of Saddi Town/ Mehran drain. He added that that was why this time Saddi Town was flooded.
Shah said that another Rs90 million was being given to commissioner Karachi for rain emergency related works. The chief minister said that the impression being given by some ‘responsible’ persons that the funds had not been released was totally wrong and unfounded. “We have been investing in the city for rain emergencies, cleaning of drains and other such works,” he said and added that under World Bank projects, those drains would be lined, their culverts would be improved and all choking points and historical bottlenecks would be repaired for smooth flow of rain water.
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