Sindh Chef Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah while talking to the media revealed that two important projects pertaining to channelization of the Indus River from Guddu Barrage to Sukkur Barrage and socioeconomic development in Thar had been included in the JCC related to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The committee has referred them to the Joint Working Group JWG so that it could give its approval in its meeting scheduled to be held in March 2019.
The 180-km-long channelization of the Indus and financing of the Thar Foundation working in education, health, socio-forestry and bio-saline agriculture in the desert region would have a great impact on the overall development of the province. It would not only save water but would control water logging and salinity in the districts located on both banks of the river. The channelisation would help save the area from floods and develop large agricultural lands in the kacha areas.