Sindh govt releases Rs463 mn fund for rain emergency
KARACHI: The Finance Department of Sindh has released 463 million rupees for rain emergency, on directive of Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.
Spokesperson of Sindh CM Abdul Rasheed Channa said that the funds were being used for cleanliness of nullahs and other rain related issues.
He said Rs200 million grant was given to Solid Waste Emergency and Efficiency Programme on July 16 and Rs229 million were provided to all the divisional commissioners on Jul 2 in this regard. He said Rs30 million out of Rs229 million were given to the Karachi commissioner for rain emergency.
Abdul Rasheed Channa said four million rupees were released for cleanliness of Saadi Town, Mehran Drain and district east on Jul 4.
The Sindh chief minister said rainwater did not cause any damage this time in Saadi Town in contrary to the previous years.
He said he had directed the local government to make a detailed map, in which all the low-lying areas, choking points and encroachments beside nullahs should be identified. All the points would be worked on in the light of the map.
Murad Shah said the provincial government wanted to repair nullahs and properly clean them under the World Bank’s programme SWEE.