Karachi, July 13: Chief Secretary Sindh, Raja Muhammad Abbas, has stressed for pacing up the work on water projects and purification of the Manchar Lake Water to provide safe drinking water to the people and save them from falling victim to waterborne diseases.
Presiding a high level meeting, which reviewed various water and sewerage schemes, such as: K-IV project, S-III project (both under the auspices of KW&SB), Thar Coal field based water projects, Electro-Mechanical plants of Shaheed Benazirabad and Khairpur districts, RBOD and other respective projects.
Sindh Secretary Environment Mir Hussain Ali briefed the meeting about installation of ‘Combined Effluent Treatment Plants’ to be installed in industrial areas of Landhi, Korangi, F.B. and North Karachi areas.
He also informed about the progress on the construction of garbage disposal points in the industrial area.
Sindh Secretary Fisheries and Livestock Dr. Laiq Memon, and Secretary Irrigation Khalid Hyder Memon highlighted the salient features and issue of RBOD.
Sindh Secretary Coal Energy Department, Aijaz Ali Khan, shared with meeting participants progress of the Thar Coal Project, while Sindh Secretary Public Health Engineering S.M. Kaleem Makki spoke on further details of the the Electro-Mechanical
The provincial chief secretary asked the heads of different provincial departments at the meeting to evolve need-based strategy for removal of bottle-necks to ensure the expeditious completion of the said projects.
He also urged the departmental heads to strengthen coordination and liaison amongst them so as to ensure timely completion of the development projects.