‘Performance of NSUSC not satisfactory in ensuring efficient utility services’

KARACHI: Performance of North Sindh Urban Services Corporation (NSUSC) is not upto the mark and Planning and Development Department Sindh should revisit the agreement with the Company and reconstitute its board within one month.
Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah directed the removal of its managing director with immediate effect and directed an official of NSUSC Shamasuddin Sahto to take over the charge and ensure efficient deliveries of water supply, drainage and disposal of sanitation to the people of north Sindh cities including in the NSUSC-programme.
Qaim said as per agreement, Asian Development Bank (ADB) was committed to provide loan of $300 million with 25 percent counter share of Sindh government i.e additional $100 million to improve the infrastructure and ensure provision of efficient service deliveries in the field of water supply, drainage and sanitation/ solid waste management within 10 years through a company.
He said initially Sukkur old, Sukkur new, Rohri, Shikarpur, Khairpur and Larkana were included in the project with newly constituted company under the title of NSUSC with $50 million to perform and deliver the people in these identified fields but the management of NSUSC failed to perform accordingly.
He said the management concerned was warned many times but it did not improve its performance.
He directed concerned department to coordinate with the country director of ADB and ensure these amendments in agreement within one month.
As per schedule Sindh cities improvement programme is being expanded upto 20 secondary cities in whole Sindh under the central SUSC cluster of Mirpurkhas, Sanghar, Tando Adam, Shahdadpur, Umerkot and Tando Alahyar. The cities of southern cluster were still could not be identified. He said second tranche of $139.80 million including $99.10 million from ADB and $40.70 million from government of Sindh share has been provided to the Company but he directed the management to utilise the same through new proposed management and system of operation.

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