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K-IV has been turned from a dream to reality, says Murad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that K-IV, the mega water project waof Karachi was a dream and had never seen the day of the light had it not been redesigned and included all its missing components in the project and top of it it was the sincerity of his government which has turned the project into a reality. This he said on Saturday while talking to media just after receiving presentation from FWO Commanding officer Lt Col Usman Aftab at Keenjhar, the starting point of the project. Those who attended the briefing include Minister Local Government Saeed Ghani, DG FWO Major General Inam Hyder malik, MD water Board Khalid Shaikh, PD K-IV Asad Zamin, Deputy Commissioner Thatta Mohammad Nawaz Sohoo and senior officers of FWO and water.The chief minister said that K-IV project was ill-conceived in which major components such as a bridge on Nooriabad-Thatta road on the canal, 50-MW power plants, small and big bridges, land acquisition, pumping stations were not included. ‘When the project started the cost of the project went up and up because necessary components were being included. Mr Shah said that K-IV Project was planned for providing 650 MGD (1200 Cusecs) water supply to Karachi to be implemented in three Phases. The feasibility study for the Project was carried out in July 2007 which finalized the route of K-IV project (alternate route from the exiting water supply system of KW&SB via Dhabeji). “There were nine of options, of them the alternate route, which was Route No. 8 was selected based on being technically most feasible and most economical,” he said. He recalled that the PC-1 for K-IV Project (Phase-1) for 260 MGD was prepared in 2010. “However, due to delay in processing and approvals, it was finally approved in the year 2014 by ECNEC. Actual execution of K-IV Project (Phase-1) started in June, 2016 means nine years after the feasibility study was finalized,” Mr Shah said.Chronology : The PC-I of K-IV project was prepared for 130 MGD in September 2007 for Rs. 15.81 billion. It [PC-I] was revised for 130 MGD in May 2010 for Rs. 19.29 billion. In may 2011 it was revised again and made for 260 MGD and based on preliminary design with estimated cost of Rs. 29.76 billion was submitted for approval. The PDWP approved the PC-I at 33 percent cost sharing between federal government, Sindh government and and CDGK. The CDWP rationalized PC-I and the estimation were carried out in 2010 at market rates. The PC-I of Rs. 25.55 Billion was approved by CDWP In Jul 2014 with 50 percent cost (Rs.25.55 Billion) between Sindh and the federal governments. The ECNEC also approved the PC-I and the administrative approval was issued by Sindh government In Aug 2014. The Sindh government awarded K-IV Project (Phase-1) to M/s. Frontier Works Organization (FWO) in March 16, 2016 with a completion time frame of 24 Months within PC-1 Cost. Initial bid of FWO was well above Read More      

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