New ADP will be revolutionary, claims CM Sindh

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that New Annual Development Plan (ADP) 2014-15 would be revolutionary one and it would introduce new mega development projects in big cities and upgrade the small towns of the province as well.

He said that under new ADP, the basic services provider organizations such as KWSB, WASA, TMAs, Education and Health Sector would be financially strengthened to ensure efficient deliveries to the people, also strengthened and well equipped to Sindh Police to maintain the law and order situation in the province.

This he observed while presiding over new budget preparing meeting held at CM House today. The Advisor to CM for Finance Syed Murad Ali Shah, Additional Chief Secretary Planning & Development Wasim Ahmed, Secretary Finance Sohail Rajput, Special Secretary to CM Syed Mumtaz Shah, DG Monitoring & Evolution Syed Imtiaz Shah and other officers were also present.

Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister said that PPP posses a rich and historical development background, because of development achievements that it made when ever came into power. He directed the officers that keeping in view the development perception of PPP government, prepare a new innovative development plan, that would not only cater to the needs of the people of each area but would also ensure its visible impact on the people. He said in addition to mega development project of big cities such as K-4 water project and KCR project of Karachi and many other projects to upgrade the small towns in the province are being considered to include in new budget.

Besides, basic services provider organization/utility organizations such as KWSB- WASA and TMAs would be financially strengthen and enable them at least to deliver efficient deliveries of water supply, drainage and sanitation services to the people. He directed the officers concerned to re-visit their development plans and transfer all 227 small size development schemes to the district administration concerned with allocated fund. The Chief Minister directed to include one well standard disable centre scheme at least at each divisional head quarter, for learning and capacity building of the special people work force.

The Chief Minister directed the officers to work out the federal and provincial government receipts and design such development plan within resources so that to cater to the needs.

The Chief Minister Sindh also directed the monetary management to keep provision of more funds in new budget to strengthen and equip the Sindh police and enable it to meet out present challenges of law and order.

The meeting was informed that Rs 06 billion out of budget allocation have already been released to Sindh police to purchase the APV- bullet proof vehicles, vests, helmets and other gadgets to fight with terrorist with success. The meeting was also informed that more than 527 different development schemes would be got completed by the end of this financial years while new budget proposals from the public representatives and other stakeholders organizations were being received and consolidated for incorporation in the next budget. The meeting was also informed that fresh study about the taxes collection, expected receipts from Federal and Provincial Government was also being carried out, which would be followed by the size/volume of total development out lay for the year of 2014-2015.

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