Islamabad: According to news reports, Sindh Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib announced on Thursday that the Greater Karachi Water Supply Scheme (K-IV) would be finished by the end of 2023. He was speaking at a contract signing event for the K-IV project’s hiring of consulting firms.
He went on to say that the project is crucial to addressing the city’s water needs, which are now short of 650 million gallons daily. The Water and Power Development Authority will construct and administer the project, part of the prime minister’s Karachi transformation plan (WAPDA). In addition, several financial institutions have shown interest in the project.
He also noted that new dams are being built to suit the country’s power needs, with each dam capable of producing 10,000 megawatts of electricity. So far, gasoline has been used to meet 45 per cent of electrical needs, polluting the atmosphere and the ecosystem, he noted.