Karachi: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon stated that a total amount of PKR 13 billion will be utilised to revive the infrastructure of Karachi, which was damaged because of the torrential monsoon, according to news published on October 9.
In a press conference, the minister informed that the World Bank (WB) has agreed to provide PKR 6 billion for the restoration of the civic infrastructure of the city. He further highlighted that the provincial government will spend PKR 7 billion from its resources for repair and development works.
Information Minister Memon mentioned that the District Municipal Corporation (DMC) and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) have expedited repair on the main roads – that were damaged due to heavy rains – across the city. He went on to say that 50% of the floodwaters have been drained from the calamity-hit areas.
Reportedly, the WB country director has offered support to the provincial government by providing PKR 110 billion for the reconstruction of houses for the flood affectees. The minister stated that a committee will be set up to ensure transparency. Additionally, the WB has offered to provide PKR 323 million to restart farming in the disaster-hit rural areas.