KWSB Service Improvement Project cost $1.6bn

Project Director, Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, Engineer Salahuddin Ahmed, briefed about the Water Board’s service improvement project at a meeting held at KATI”S office Karachi. The project has been estimated at $1.6 billion, out of which 40 percent cost will be borne by the World Bank, 40 percent by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and remaining 20 percent will be paid by Sindh government.The project is estimated to be completed in 12 years. The meeting being held at Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI), Engineer Salahuddin gave briefing about the project.  Since, uninterrupted water supply to all citizens is the immediate need of hour at Karachi, so this project will ensure the service s to the targeted areas.

The first phase would be completed in more than four years for $100 million. KATI President Salman Aslam said that the water and sewerage system in Korangi industrial area was badly affected. Industrialists are forced to buy expensive water tankers. Most of the industrialists closed their industries due to water shortages and relocated to other cities.