Karachi: The Sindh government has decided to start 218 new uplift schemes to facilitate citizens.
The decision was taken in a meeting headed by Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah. It was decided to start 218 new development schemes at estimated cost of Rs 38 billion, included in the current annual development plan (ADP 2013-14).
The Finance department was asked to release at Rs3.5 billion on urgent basis for these schemes. The government has approved 600 new development schemes at estimated cost of Rs70.4 billion out of which 218 most important schemes would be started on priority.
The meeting was told that Rs56 billion have already been released for the ongoing development schemes
The chief minister directed the ACS Development to introduce and impose the system of third party validation and not to pay the cost of schemes until and unless it is certified through third party validation.
It was decided a master plan of development would prepared from private consultant firms before designing /planning any development scheme. In this regard funds of Rs400million were approved for preparation of such master plans by consultant firms for 19 towns.