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Sindh govt to construct a new bridge over Indus river in Sukkur: Syed Nasir Hussain Shah

By: Adeel Alvi
SUKKUR:  Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that Sindh government has conceived a project of new bridge on river Indus in Sukkur under public private partnership mode and added that consultants would soon reach Sukkur to conduct survey for construction of bridge. The Provincial Minister said this while presiding over a high level meeting regarding development projects of Sukkur at Darbar Hall Deputy Commissioner office on Thursday evening. Commissioner Sukkur Shafiq Ahmed Mahessar, Deputy Commissioner Rana Adeel Tasavur and officers of local government, works and services, buildings, education works and other departments attended the meeting. The Provincial Minister directed Commissioner to identify land for the rehabilitation of affected people of anti encroachment operation launched to retrieve irrigation department land on the banks of canals. Syed Nasir Hussain Shah added that Sindh government was preparing plan to resettle the affectees and assured assured that no one would be left alone and every affectee would be provided alternate shelter. He also directed administration to prepare new schemes of safe City project and slaughter House for Sukkur. The minister said that land for establishing cattle colony Rohri has been approved and soon development work would be started. He also directed to accelerate the pace of work on Girls College Rohri and complete it in spitulated time so that facility of education to girls could be extended near to their doors. Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that all the development projects should be completed in time and additional funds would be arranged for development when needed. He said that funds allocated in current financial year should be utilised and no negligence would be tolerated in this regard, the minister made it clear to the officers. He also said that beatification scheme of lansdown bridge would also be approved soon. He directed that tree plantation campaign should be made successful from Union Council to town level and every department should participate in it. Regarding Local Government Department, the Provincial Minister said that schools and dispensaries being run by local bodies will be transferred to education and health department to make them functional and added that proposals should be sent for final decision. He added that Sindh government was increasing the share of octroi tax and zila tax of local councils. He said common scheme of solid waste management would be launched for Sukkur and Rohri and added that clineanliness would be be maintained on street level.

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