Uplift schemes worth Rs 28.884bn being carried out in Mirpurkhas: CM

* Qaim says Rs 2.262 billion set aside for ongoing district development schemes in current fiscal year * Govt giving top priority to lay down heavy infrastructure at Tharparkar

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has said that his government is implementing different development schemes at the Mirpurkhas Division at the total cost of Rs 28.884 billion and has allocated Rs 2.262 billion only for ongoing district development schemes in current financial year, to bring the backward area of this division up to level of developed areas. 
In addition to that he announced Rs 1 billion for the development package of Mirpurkhas itself and directed the officers concerned to initiated physical work at least for the installation of 200 solar based RO plants out of 750 designed for district Tharparkar for which Rs 1500 million has already released to them. 
The chief minister asked the District Development Committee comprised on Deputy Commissioner and MNAa, MPAs of all the districts concerned to identify and submit their new development schemes to Sindh Government without further delay so that current allocation against these new schemes could be made available to them at earliest. 
This he directed while presiding over the meeting and video conference with the public representatives and officers of nations building departments of Mirpurkhas Division to review the progress of developments in their areas held at CM House today.
Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said his government is giving top priority to lay down the heavy infrastructure at district Tharparkar to put it on the development track, which is evident from the fact that district Tharparkar is getting the highest share of district ADP Rs 2 billion after share of the Karachi Rs 3 billion in same head. The Sindh chief minister said that in addition to district development fund as many as Rs 19534.970 million are being spent on the different development schemes in District Tharparkar, Rs 5835.344 million in Mirpurkhas district. Similarly Rs 3514.324million are being spent on various specific district, provincial, federal funded, more than one district and Sindh based development schemes at district Umerkot.
He said that his government was trying its best to compete the one or two coal based power projects as soon as possible, which according to him lead to the progress and prosperity in the district Tharparkar. Besides efforts are being made and Rs 1500 million has been released to install at least 200 solar based RO plants out of 750 RO plants schemes to resolve the water problem of the people of Tharparkar district. He said that reconstruction of Mithi to Deeplo, Nangarparkar to Chhachhro and Wango to Naonkot roads has also been taken into head. Similarly infrastructure in the health sector either has been upgraded or being upgraded to ensure efficient health deliveries to the people of this backward areas. He said that he is also aware of urban problems of Mirpurkhas as such Rs 5835.344 million being invested to implement the schemes other than the district development funds. Besides a special package of Rs one billion for the development of Mirpurkhas has been earmarked to ensure all basic facilities. The chief minister said that in addition to establishment of medical college at Mirpurkhas at the cost of more than two billion, the schemes of upgradation of water supply, drainage and establishment of sewerage treatment plan at Mirpurkhas city at the cost of 1200million has been initiated. Besides different education schemes including establishment of government vocational centre have also been launched. 
While discussing with the public representatives of the district Umerkot the chief minister said that special attention was being paid to develop this backward district as such an amount of Rs 3514.324 millions being spent on the development schemes other then district development schemes. He said that important among these includes construction of District Prison, Rehabilitation of Thar Canal system, urban water supply scheme Umerkot and filtration and construction of roads including from Tebhare Bhambhro to Saeedao via Dodhar Samon road.

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