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Budget 2023-24: Sindh’s major development initiatives

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KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah has a major development initiative of Rs92,960.645 million against which Rs18,712.195 million have been allocated in the next budget, 2023-24.

These are as follows:

•       Installation of solarized Pulp Processing Units for fruits and vegetables all over Sindh for Rs2855 million against which Rs713.750 million has been allocated.

•       Installation / Erection of Modern Cool Chain System on the subsidized cost to Farmers for export of Fruits & Vegetables all over Sindh for Rs3873. million against which Rs968.250 million have been allocated.

•       Afforestation & Reforestation of Degraded Forest Ecosystems for Enhancing Carbon Sequestration to Secure Carbon Financing all over Sindh for Rs.4000 million against which Rs 1000 million have been allocated.

•       Provision of Equipment / Machinery for Science / Computer Labs in Govt. Colleges all over Sindh for Rs1000 million against which Rs200 million have been allocated.

•       Construction of 150 bedded Hospital at Larkano for Rs2000 million against which Rs135 million have been allocated.

•       Reconstruction of Sindh Government Anwar Paracha Hospital for Gynaecological & Obstetric Services, Sukkur (SDG #3) in Sukkur for Rs1500 million against which Rs200 million have been allocated.

•       Upgradation of THQ Hospital Sujawal at the level of DHQ Hospital District Sujawal Sukkur for Rs2000 million against which Rs50 million have been allocated.

•       Expansion of DHQ Hospital NausheroFeroze for Rs1500 million against which Rs150 million has been allocated.

•       Expansion of DHQ Hospital Jamshoro @Kotri for Rs1000 million against which Rs150 million has been allocated.

•       Establishment of 200 bedded Infectious Diseases Hospital Hyderabad for Rs5000 million against which Rs340.682 million have been allocated.

•       Establishment of 200 bedded Infectious Diseases Hospital Larkano for Rs5000 million against which Rs340.681 million have been allocated.

•       Establishment of Sindh Safe Cities Project (Phase-I), Karachi for Rs10000 million against which Rs4500 million have been allocated.

•       Operationalization of Sindh Forensic Science Agency at Karachi (Lab Equipments and Furniture Procurement, Training and Operationalization) for Rs9 billion with an allocation of Rs500 million.

•       Revival of Natural Water Ways (Dhoras) Sohni (Dhoro) of Districts Matiari, Sanghar & Tando Allahyar in Matiari, Sanghar & TandoAllahyar for Rs4 billion against which Rs1 billion have been allocated.

•       Revival of Natural Water Ways and Providing Drainage Facility to Leftover Area of District Naushahro Feroze (Jalbani Dhoro) for Rs2000 million against which Rs500 million have been allocated.

•       Construction of (Markwah) Surface Drainage Pumping Station of 180 Cusecs at Jakhreja, Zair Peer Taluka Saeedabad District Matiari for Rs926 million with an allocation of Rs231.5 million.

•       Construction of Drainage Networks in Taluka Thari Mirwah and Faiz Gunj including four  Pumping Stations, Drains & Allied Structures, and Rehabilitation of Shahnawaz Pumping Station into Mirwah in District Khairpur for Rs1535 million against which Rs300 million have been allocated.

•       Rehabilitation of SCARP Drains & Reconstruction of damaged structures in Larkano Drainage Division for Rs1442 million with an allocation of Rs350 million.

•       Rehabilitation of SCARP Drains and Reconstruction of damaged structures in North Dadu Drainage Division Larkana for Rs989 million against which Rs247.250 million have been allocated.

•       Rehabilitation of SCARP Drains and Reconstruction of damaged structures in Khairpur Nathan Shah- Dadu for Rs986 million with an allocation of Rs246.500 million.

•       Construction of Hingorono Main Drain & Hingorno Branch Drain (Phase-I) in Umerkot for Rs2500 million against which Rs518.395 million have been allocated.

•       Construction of Surface Drainage Network for the Part Command Area of Pithoro (Phase-I), Umerkot for Rs2000 million with an allocation of Rs500 million.

•       Installation of 100 Solar Power Submersible Pumps in Taluka Nagarparkar and Chachro, Tharparkar for Rs1000 million against which Rs250 million has been allocated.

•       Construction of a 5-10 MGD Filter Plant, including Lagoons, and external water supply pipelines at Ghangra Mori, Hyderabad for Rs1334.672 million against which Rs266.934 million has been allocated.

•       Lyari -Gujjar Nala connectivity in Karachi Central for Rs1500 million against which Rs100 million have been allocated.

•       Construction of Sea Wall including Road from Dolman Mall to China Port, Clifton, Karachi (South) for Rs1430 million against which Rs365.750 million have been allocated.

•       Construction of road Expressway 6 Lane from existing Jinnah Bridge along with Lyari Naddi to Hawksbay including bridge crossing on main Hawkasbay road and a small bridge on navy maritime security jetty area, Karachi (Keamari) for Rs1800 million against which Rs450 million have been allocated.

•       Construction of a 2+2 lane underpass at Karimabad Distt: Central for Rs1350 million with an allocation of Rs350 million.

•       Establishment of Campuses of Public Sector Universities in Seven Districts, including Karachi – Korangi, West, Kiamari, T.M Khan, Tando Allahyar Sujjawal for Rs4000 million against which Rs753.989 million has been allocated.

•       Widening of the road from Tando Bago to Digri via Dehio road (53.00 Kms) in Badin for Rs2106 million against which Rs374.640 million have been allocated.

•       Improvement of road from Ansari Sugar mill to Sanjar Chang (29.00 Kms) in Badin for Rs916 million against which Rs183.200 million have been allocated.

•       Widening of the road from Talhar to Tando Bago (20Kms) in Badin for Rs849.050 million with an allocation of Rs169.810 million.

•       Widening & Reconditioning of Umerkot Chachro Road (65.00 Kms) for Rs3600 million against which Rs720 million have been allocated.

•       Widening of the road from Warah to Dokri via Nasirabad & Badeh (35.00 Kms) in Kamber for Rs1600 million against which Rs320 million have been allocated.

•       Widening / Reconditioning of the road from Warah to Waggan upto Larkana (19.20 Kms) in Kamber for Rs932.016 million against which Rs186.403 million have been allocated.

•       Widening & Recondition of Road from Thatta to Jhampir Via Satyoon Baradabad road. KM=0.00-40.00=40.00 KMs in Thatta for Rs1600 million against which Rs320 million have been allocated.

•       Improvement of road from Vijhuto to Chelhar (18ft width) (35.00 Kms) in Tharparkar for Rs1497.306 million against which Rs299.461 million have been allocated.

•       Improvement of road from Kaloe to Dipli via Lus (37.00 Kms) in Tharparkar for Rs1050 million against which Rs210 million have been allocated. •       Construction of two Overhead Bridges on Nai Desvi (River) road from Thana Bola Khan to Thana Ahmed Khan and on river (Nai) Saree to Mole road near village Wadero Malik Khan Palari, Taluka Thana Bula Khan in Jamshoro for Rs1289 million against which Rs250 million have been allocated.

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Sindh Solid Waste Management Board starts paying for garbage disposal in Pak Rupees

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KARACHI: With an aim to lower the financial burden on the provincial exchequer, the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) started to pay private companies contracted for garbage disposal in the city in local currency instead of US dollars.

In this regard, Managing Director SSWMB Syed Imtiaz Ali Shah held a meeting with representatives of the private firms responsible for disposal of garbage in the city and apprised them of the decisions made by the steering committee of the Board.

The meeting deliberated upon the new plan of garbage disposal in the city before the expiry of the contracts made with private firms for solid waste management on district West, Malir, Keamari and East.

It was informed in the meeting that the negotiation with the contracting firms for payment in local currency had already been started.

The representatives of the private firms working in district Malir, West and Keamari informed the meeting that the verification of the staff and vehicles had been completed through a third party, while the verification was still going on in district East.

The managing-director directed the officials concerned to take steps to further improve efficiency in the new operational plan.

He asked the officials to make union committee-wise operational plan, containing complete details of daily waste volume, transport, machinery, staff and all resources to further improve the door-to-door waste collection services.

He also directed the private companies to pay the salaries of their respective staff on time. Mr Shah said that the operational plan should also include training of the staff, the strategy of separate collection of waste and date of people who picked garbage illegally.

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SBCA launches crackdown against illegal structures in Karachi

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KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has initiated massive crackdown against illegal constructions in different parts of the city, resulting in demolition of numerous buildings, marriage halls etc.

In a recent operation against illegal constructions in Karachi’s district Central, SBCA officials also came under firing, however, SBCA officials proceeded with the operation and demolished the fourth floor of the targeted building.

Director General of SBCA Abdul Rasheed Solangi has instructed the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Central to apprehend the culprits immediately and file a case against those involved in the firing.

Abdul Rasheed Solangi emphasized the need for fearless enforcement actions against illegal constructions and commended the SBCA staff for their dedication and honesty. He assured them of full support in facing any challenges during their duties.

Abdul Rasheed Solangi along with the demolition squad has bulldozed more than four buildings in areas including Essa Nagri, Paposh Nagar, and Gulberg. Moreover, over 13 illegal portions have been demolished in areas including Saddar Town, Jamshed Town, Gulberg, and Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

Director General of SBCA Abdul Rasheed Solangi is personally supervising the crackdown against illegal constructions. The provincial government is committed to cleansing Karachi from all forms of illegal constructions, the DG adds.

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Sindh CS, British Deputy High Commissioner vow to strengthen bilateral relations, work for environmental challenges

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KARACHI: British Deputy High Commissioner Sarah Mooney met with Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Asif Hyder Shah at the Sindh Secretariat on Wednesday to discuss enhancing bilateral relations between Pakistan and the United Kingdom.

During the meeting, Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Asif Hyder Shah briefed the British Deputy High Commissioner on the ongoing efforts in infrastructure development, water supply, sewage, and governance in Sindh. He stated that the Sindh government is actively working on improving water supply, sewage, and road infrastructure to accommodate Karachi’s growing population.

“Pakistan, although only contributing less than 1 percent to global greenhouse gas emissions, is one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change.” Said CS Sindh

He highlighted that Pakistan incurred a loss of $32 billion from the 2022 floods and is vulnerable to future environmental risks, underscoring the urgent need for proactive measures to mitigate such disasters.

Furthermore, he expressed concerns about the adverse effects of environmental changes on the River Indus. Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Asif Hyder Shah informed that the federal-level Living Indus project has been initiated, after consultation with environmental experts, stakeholders, and provincial governments. He expressed a desire for technical assistance from the British government to address environmental changes.

Syed Asif Hyder Shah also mentioned investment opportunities in energy, investment, and agriculture sectors in Sindh for British investors. British Deputy High Commissioner Sarah Mooney expressed interest in collaborating on the Living Indus project and other projects related to environment. Chief Secretary Sindh presented traditional souvenir to the British Deputy High Commissioner.

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