6 Rapid Bus Transit projects to be built in Karachi: CS Sindh

KARACHI: Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has said that 6 project of Rapid Bus Transit would be built in Karachi, along with KCR it would provide solution of transportation issues of the city. He was addressing a gathering held at Korangi Association of Trade & Industry (KATI) here on Thursday, says a Press release.
President KATI Danish Khan, Senior Vice President Faraz-ur-Rehman, Vice President Maheen Salman, Chairman & CEO KITE Zubair Chhaya, Head of KATI’s standing committee on public relations Ikram Rajput, Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, former Presidents Gulzar Firoz, Akbar Farooqui, Farrukh Mazhar and others also expressed their views on the occasion.
CS Sindh Shah said that measures to provide ease of doing business have been taken on provincial and federal level, two committees under CM & CS Sindh had been formed for the purpose. He said that government of Sind was putting great efforts to attract international and local investments.
He said that Sindh government has offered many facilities especially for Agri-based industries. He told that six projects of Rapid Buss Transit projects would complete in upcoming years in Karachi and work on Malir Expressway will be started soon.
Mumtaz Ali Shah told that to improve water supply and sewerage in Karachi large scale reforms in Karachi Water & Sewerage will be introduced, “You will have a an entirely changed and better water board in the city” he added.
He further said there are strict directions for Deputy Commissioners to maintain cleanliness in their respective areas. On a call of attention by KATI’s office bearers CS Sindh directed DCO Korangi and SWMB to relocate the GTS alongside EBM Causeway within 30 days.
In his welcome address President of KATI Danish Khan applauded CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah for allocating funds for development in Korangi Industrial Area. He said that there is need to reform infrastructure of industrial areas for efficient and low cost industrial production. He urged that a high level meeting should be called to resolve issues pertaining to Combine Effluent Plant of Korangi.
Danish Khan also briefed CS about economic potentials and importance of the area. He further said that measures to provide ease of doing business is one of the basic need to speed up industrialization.
Zubair Chhaya said that there was a Provincial Industrial Facilitation Board in past, it should be reinstate for speedy decision making on issues pertaining to industries. Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan said that Public-Private Partnership is the key to development, government should promote this concept. Ikram Rajput said that industrial areas need more funds and attention for development. The CS said Sindh is a model of Public-Private Partnership and we have the most projects were based on the concept.
Secretary Investment Sindh Ahsan Ali Mangi, DC Korangi Shaharyar Memon, SSP Korangi Syed Ali Raza, Farhan-ur-Rehman, SM Yahya, Shaikh Fazle Jalil, senior members of KATI and local administration also attended the gathering.

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