HYDERABAD - The Sindh government had completed 25 projects of roads in different parts of the province with Rs23 billion under Sindh Provincial Road Improvement Project initiated with financial assistance of Asian Development Bank.

It was informed during training workshop regarding Sindh Provincial Road Improvement Project (SPRIP) organised by Sindh Works and Services Department at a local hotel on Thursday.

The organisers informed that Sindh government had prepared a comprehensive strategy for sustainable development and under this strategy the SPRIP had been launch with ADB financial assistance, so that a road network could be laid in all over the province. The completion of project would not only provide better communication facility to the people but also help in strengthening the economy, they added.

The consultant from New Zealand Dr David Lipton, while addressing the participants of the training workshop through video link, highlighted the objective and benefits of SPRIP.

PD SPRIP claims an amount of Rs6.4b saved with timely completion of projects

The Project Director SPRIP Mushtaq Ahmed Memon claimed that the provincial government was taking practical measures for completion of people oriented welfare projects in time. An amount of Rs6.4 billion had been saved with timely completion of 25 road projects under SPRIP, he informed and added that nine more roads of the province had been included in the master plan of SPRIP.

He informed that a new state of the art system would be introduced for completion of low cost road projects. The project has been engaged in completing the data for development and improvement of shabby condition roads of the province, he informed.

Among others, the Deputy Director Syed Ashfaq Ahmed Shah, Assistant Director Research Sharf Mangi and focal person of the training workshop Muzazam Ali Mughal also addressed the participants.