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Greater Karachi Water Supply project to be completed by Oct 2023

Greater Karachi Water Supply project to be completed by Oct 2023

Greater Karachi Water Supply project to be completed by Oct 2023

ISLAMABAD: The construction work of Greater Karachi Water Supply Project (K-IV) will be completed by October 2023.

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umer held a meeting to review the progress of Greater Karachi Water Supply Project (K-IV) in Islamabad on Friday.

Project Director Amir Mughal briefed the minister about the revised PC-1 of the K-IV project, the components, and design details. It was informed in the meeting that the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has completed the revised design of 650MGD K-IV to be executed in phases.

The project work will commence in three to four months and all the planning, design, and procurement activities are as per the project timeline.

He also advised ensuring an uninterrupted power supply to operate the pumping stations and to supply water to the proposed reservoirs. The project director informed the chair that the design of the K-IV project has been developed with a modular approach in which five pumping stations with five large mild steel pipes of 84 inches dia pipes each, carrying 130MGD with a total capacity of 650MGD have been planned to be executed.

The chair was informed that Wapda has submitted PC-1 with a modified design of 650MGD K-IV project with various options for the execution of the project, which can be done in phases.

Asad Umar directed the Planning Division to expedite the processing of this revised PC-1 to get it approved as early as possible from the Central Development Working Party and the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council.

He expressed satisfaction over the pace of progress and work on the development of revised planning and design of the project, which is in line with the prime minister’s commitment to ensure water availability to the residents of Karachi in the shortest possible time.

Additional secretary development Abdul Aziz Uqaili, project consultant Dr Bashir Lakhani and senior officials attended the meeting.

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