KARACHI – The Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) Misbahuddin Fareed said that the project to supply 10 million gallon additional daily water supply to the residents of Malir would be completed within one month.

He informed in a meeting held KWSB officers here the other day.

During the meeting, he stated that, Malir was one of the oldest localities in the city and several goths were situated around it.

A 36-inch diameter water supply line had to be laid on a 24-kilometre span from Pipri to Dumloti and Dumloti to Malir Tanki supplying 10 million gallons of water daily.

He said that with the completion of the project, water shortage problem in Malir Town and adjoining areas would be resolved permanently as daily water supply would increase up to 250 million gallons.

He said that special attention was paid to ensure that the new project for enhancing water supply had not affected the area including Akhtar Colony, Kashmir Colony, D.H.A and Korangi.

MD said that Sindh MPAs including Syed Khalid Ahmed, Syed Manzar Imam, Nishat Zia Qadri, Rehan Zafar and Waseem Ahmed fully cooperated with the KWSB for this project.

The project was pending for quite a while and due to the MPA’s personal interest the project was started again, he said.

He informed that the project was initiated by former Mayor Karachi Mustafa Kamal to resolve the long-standing water shortage problem in Malir.

Fareed said that Sindh Governor Dr Ishrat Ebad Khan granted the cost of this project from his discretionary funds resuming work on this important project,that will be completed within one month.

KWSB was working to improve the water supply conditions in these areas as well and water level at Dumloti had been increased to maintain swift supply to all these areas and Sindh Governor has promised funds for the Dumloti water level project as well, he maintained.

Provision of water was KWSB’s top and resolving the water supply issues in these areas was not possible without the help of MPA’s.

He hoped that the project would be completed within one month increasing the daily supply to the area by 10 million gallons.