Saturday, November 22, 2008

Qaim Ali Shah briefed on road sector projects in Sindh

Observer Report

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that work has been geared up on road construction and repair in the rural areas to provide better travelling facilities to people.He made the statement while reviewing new road construction projects ata meeting held at Chief Minister House in Karachi.

In the briefing on the occasion, Provincial Minister for Works andServices, Manzoor Wassan informed that this year schemes forconstruction of 1642 Km long roads have been approved.He said Rs 1.50 billion have been earmarked in the budget forconstruction of 500 Km of roads by the department, 530 Km by districtgovernments and 612 Km schemes given by MNAs, MPAs and Chief Minister.

He said that the overall expenditure has been estimated at over Rs10.95 billion while schemes under ADP and with Federal Government andMNAs funding will also be started.The meeting was informed that the Federal Government will construct andrepair the roads from Gharo to Keti Bundar, Larkana to Moenjo Daro,Larkana to Shahdadkot and some other roads while work on constructionof 90 Km long coastal highway will also be started this year for whichinitially Rs 200 million have been kept.It was also disclosed that National Highway Authority willstart work soon on the reconstruction and repair of National Highwayfrom Kot Diji to Khairpur.

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