DCs in Sindh to perform as PDs to speed up development work


KARACHI: Deputy Commissioners of all districts in Sindh should perform as Project Director (PD) in order to speed up the development work and to ensure their completion within targeted period.Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah directed the development planners to conceive the schemes for the clean hygienic lavatories, safe drinking water facilities especially at public places of each taluka and district head quarters, cities/towns to facilitate the people/females/children while they are visiting to these cities/towns for their routine business of life.He directed the officers of irrigation department to start work for de-silting of its canals/distributaries, especially at district Badin and Thatta and complete the same before the coming monsoon season to avoid any flood related losses to the people and government infrastructure as well.      A meeting to review the ongoing pace of development works discussed and review the ongoing development schemes at district Badin and Tando Muhammad Khan in detail and got briefing from the officers concerned.Chief Minister directed to the planners of development works to concentrate specially on the schemes which could improve the face value of the district headquarter cites. He said schemes of improvement the major arteries and road linking to other major cities would be encouraging in this regard.Besides introduction of the schemes of clean lavatories, safe drinking water and sunshades facilities at public places of each taluka and district, head quarter city/towns to facilitate to poor people.He directed secretary irrigation to prepare contingency plan for de-silting of canal/distributaries and ensure that same be completed before the coming monsoon season.         Faryal Talpur directed the officers to form the people welfare oriented development schemes, like keeping provision of lavatories in the town/cities in Sindh, promoting health, education facilities, health care centres up gradation of Rural Heath Units especially in backward areas like district Tharparkar besides planning of tree plantation, major roads and transportation.The ACS Development Wasim Ahmed briefing the meeting informed there were 73 provincial annual development programme (ADP 2013-14) schemes under execution with annual allocation of Rs 2099.225 million in district Badin and 22 development scheme with annual allocation of Rs 251.855 in district Tando Muhammad Khan.Similarly 591.000 million so far have been allocated for the Badin district ADP 2013-14 and Rs 260 million has been allocated for the schemes of Tando Muhammad Khan district ADP 2013-14.He said work on the development schemes in these districts was in progress at satisfactory level.

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