KARACHI (APP) - President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday said the entire focus of the government was on rebuilding improved homes and infrastructure devastated by unprecedented floods. Addressing the delegation of Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD) at the Bilawal House, the president said the government would not be contented with mere rebuilding, as it desired to rebuild the destroyed areas in a planned and better manner, adding that the task too big for the government or the public sector alone. He promised providing required incentives to attract the private entrepreneurs and said the govt planned to introduce liberal policies for a robust public-private partnership. President Zardari said the objective of the meeting was to interact with members of the important body and discuss the post-flood rehabilitation and reconstruction. He hoped the brainstorming was all the more important as the world had not seen in recent times a catastrophe of such a magnitude. He said the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) were engaged in the Damage and Need Assessment (DNA), which would be completed next week, adding that the National Highway Authority has already completed its DNA and forwarded to the ADB. Zardari said over 1,900km roads, including 27 bridges, had been damaged extensively in Sindh and the reconstruction would cost at least 14 billion rupees. The situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was also alarming, he added. The president said the builders and developers had a special role to play. He also urged the need of adopting innovative approaches and said the bureaucratic stereotypes would not help the objective. We will confront many challenges on the way like the technical expertise, resource mobilisation and finding innovative ways of financing reconstruction and rehabilitation projects, he said, as he called for thinking about the future as well. The floods may have been a one time extreme phenomenon. But it could also be a recurring feature if it was caused by the climatic change. We, therefore, have to look into the possibility of experiencing and living with similar devastation in the future. He also suggested devising strategy to divert floodwaters to deserts and asked the experts to give the matter a serious thought. The president said there was also a need to consider ways and means for preventing destruction of dykes and other infrastructure during floods. He mentioned the advances made by the Chinese and said Kamal Majidullah would lead a delegation to China next week to have an insight into the Chinese experience. He asked him to share his report with the provincial government. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, ministers, parliamentarians and Chairman ABAD Babar Mirza Chughtai also attended the meeting.