KARACHI - Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the Works and Services Department to plan road construction schemes to be completed within three years. He was presiding over a high-level meeting at the CM House here on Monday to review the progress and implementation of schemes and projects under the (Annual Development Plan) ADP 2008-09. The Chief Minister directed that efforts should be made to avoid overlapping of schemes pertaining to provincial and district governments. Qaim Ali Shah maintained that people of Sindh were expecting much from the present government and it would have to fulfil the commitments made during election campaign and under party manifesto approved by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. He stressed the need to evolve strategy for job-oriented schemes so as to reduce unemployment and poverty in the province. The meeting reviewed progress reports pertaining to departments of Irrigation and Power, Physical Planning and Housing, Works and Services, Public Health Engineering, Health, Education and others for which ADP of Rs67 billion was approved in annual budget. Chief Minister made it clear that there was no distinction between areas or districts and the government would treat all districts equally with regard to the development schemes. He further stressed the need for proper monitoring of completed and under-construction schemes. The proposed ADP for the year 2009-10 was also discussed. The meeting was informed micro finance bank would be set up during the next financial year. Additional Chief Secretary (P&D) Nazar Hussain Mahar, secretary to CM Sindh Syed Sohail Akbar Shah, secretaries of various departments and other high officials were also present in the meeting.