Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved PKR 66 billion for the reconstruction of 8,620 kilometre-long roads damaged by heavy rains and floods in the province, the news sources reported on December 22.
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Chief Minister Shah also directed the Planning and Development (P&D) and other relevant departments to ensure the quality of the roads and construct conduits, bridges, and siphons where needed. Additionally, he asked the Chairman P&D to prepare the data within three weeks for small, up to 3-kilometre-long roads connecting one village to the next or within the city.
The meeting was also briefed on the fact that in the road sector, 801 schemes, which are under the purview of the provincial government, have been affected, having a total length of 8,620 kilometres. The estimated funds required for the rehabilitation of this road infrastructure are PKR 94,121.578 million (USD 427.825 million).
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Separately, the chief minister approved the procurement of 300,000 tons of wheat from PASSCO to meet the requirement up to the beginning of March. During the years 2022–2023, the food department has released 721,000 tons of wheat so far, and still, 379,000 tons are available with the department.