CM hints at introducing institutional reforms in water board

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that he was planning to introduce institutional reforms in Karachi water board for which he is looking forward for international support.

This he said while talking to German Ambassador Mr Tilo Klinner who called on him along with his Consul General in Karachi Mr Rainer Schmiedchen. Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput also attended the meeting.
The chief minister talking about the development of infrastructure of the city for which he was lauded by the visiting German envoy said that time has come to resolve water shortage issue of the city he has a plan to restructure water board by introducing institutional reforms.

The water board has a limited capacity to distribute water in the megalopolis city efficiently and distribute and collect water bills. “I want to make this organization scientifically efficient and the work of reforms would start once the K-IV project is commissioned,” he said and added that he would appreciate if German experts extend their support and cooperation.

The visiting German Ambassador appreciated the chief minister saying that he had enjoyed his travel on Shahrah-i-Faisal and it has been improved tremendously.

The chief minister said that there was lot of investment opportunities in Thar in energy sector and now with the construction of airport air travel has beome easy and time saving. “We have also vast investment opportunities in renewanble energy for which German investors have shown interest, “If you [German ambassador] take it up with your investor on your level it might mature early,” he said. On this the visiting envoy said that he was also interested to invite German investors and the Government to support Sindh in different sectors, particularly in water and sanitation projects in the city.

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