Technical team to review K-IV project report by NESPAK

Sindh and the federal governments have jointly constituted a technical committee to review the K-IV project report to be submitted by NESPAK by the end of current month so that the project could be carried forward.

The decision was taken in a high level meeting attended by the government official, DG FWO Maj-Gen Inam Haider and other concerned personnel. The chief minister was supported and assisted by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Minister Local Government Syed Nasir Shah, Minister Labour Saeed Ghani, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, P&D chairperson Nahid Shah, and PSCM Sajid jamal Abro.

The FWO DG while briefing the meeting told that a 121 kilometre long canal was being constructed from Kenjhar Lake. He said 11-meter deep canal has been constructed and its mouth has been developed inside the canal at 257 meters from the soil area. Out of 121 kilometres, the canal would flow in gravity up to 91 km. The civil work of the canal has been completed by 70 percent. They told the meeting that the geo study was being conducted for embankment of the canal whether it would be able to sustain the pressure of 660 MGD water.

Federal Minister Khusro Bakhtiar suggested another technical review of the project by an expert team. The chief minister suggested constituting a joint team of provincial Planning & Development Department and Planning Commission of the federal government to review the technicalities of the report to be submitted by the NESPAK. The NESPAK said the project would cost around Rs120 billion. At this the chief minister said it would cost Rs150 billion because devaluation of the rupee against dollar.