KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that after restoration of law and order in the city his government has embarked upon a safe City project to keep an eye on the mobility of the citizen and vehicular traffic. This he said while talking to Ambassador of Norway Mr. Who called on him here at the CM House Tuesday.
He said that under the safe City project more than 10,000 high- quality CCTV cameras are being installed at different 3000 strategically selected locations, including at the entry and exit points. “ The cameras would be connected with a quick responsive Command and Control Centre established at IG Office from where instructions would be passed in the light of public movement and road accidents to the concerned authorities then and there.
He said that the Command & Control Centre installed at the IG Office would also be upgraded with high- power latest servers with the ability of recording and storage. “The operators on duty at the Command & Control Centre would have no facility to delete footage at any stage and if any attempt is made the system would have the ability to identify the name/ ID of the operator/duty officer,” he said.
The Ambassador of Norway lauded the efforts of the provincial government for restoration of peace and winning the mind of investors who are keen to invest in the port city of Karachi.
He said the investors of his country were already working on two different renewable energy power plants, including wind and solar.
The chief minister said that the province of Sindh is naturally blessed with a wind corridor which has the capacity to produce 50,000 MW wind energy. “A similar capacity has been identified for solar energy in Thatta, Jamshoro, Jhimpir, Sukkur, Jacobabad and other areas of the province,” he said.
The visiting Ambassador said that Norway is going to launch Technical and vocational training programme in Pakistan. On this the chief minister said his government would provide him special support if the Norway start a technical and vocational training programme in different trades in Sindh. The Ambassador accepted the offer and agreed to work together.
The chief minister also said that the Norway has expertise in making electric buses and vehicles. “I want to launch electric bus-Service (solar power) in the first phase for universities and colleges and then for intra-City Service,” he said and added it would help reduce air and noise pollution.
Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the provincial government is working on different BRT bus projects. “We would work out to launch one of them on solar-energy electric buses,” he said.
The chief minister and the Norwegian Ambassador agreed to engage their respective teams/experts to work together to to install such project and facilities. They also agreed to work on cultural and social exchange of delegates .