110 billion rupees housing project approved for flood affectees

Climate disasters recently have led to country wide emergency situation regarding floods in the southern region which have created havoc for the residents. Government has been doing everything in their power to minimize the losses that include lives, livestock and property.

Sindh chief minister Murad Ali Shah recently had a meeting with the World Bank Country Director Najy Benhassine over video link to discuss the current conditions and plan out revival strategies regarding said matter. A housing project is said to be launched for the assistance of flood affected people and is said to cost a total of Rs 110 billion. The financial support will be provided by World Bank.

The chief minister informed that the project will began once the dewatering of the affected areas is complete and that the dewatering process is under way and is said to be completed within on and a half months.

The World Bank is also said to assist in the re-development of the roads and drainage systems in Karachi that are brutally affected by climate disasters. Rs 13 billion budget is set for the task out of which, 6 billion rupees will be provided by the World Bank and the other 7 billion rupees will be arranged by the chief minister through other sources. A total budget of Rs 25 billion is collectively set for the redesigning and fixing of the sewage systems in the city.

Provincial ministers, Dr. Azra Pechuho, Manzoor Wassan, Nasir Shah Jam Khan Shoro, Zia Abbas Shah, Rasool Bux Chandio, Murtaza Wahab, Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput, Chairman P&D Hassan Naqvi along with the representatives from World Bank including program Leader Abedalrazaq Khalif, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist Elif Ayhan, Bilal Khalid, Kamran Akbar, Yunziyi Lag, and Farah Yamin were a part of the meeting.