Chinese delegation meets Managing Director Karachi Water Sewerage Board

Karachi, June 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): A delegation representing famous Chinese company China International Water and Electric Corporation (CWE), which recently displayed their interest in Greater Karachi Water Supply Scheme K-IV, meet Managing Director Karachi Water and Sewerage Board Misbahuddin Farid here in Karachi.

Chinese delegation lead by General Manager CWE Pakistan Yan Xinde and Senior Engineer Li Zhili briefed M.D KW and SB, Deputy Managing Director Planning Mashkoor ul Hasnain and Chief Engineer K-IV Project Saleem Ahmed Siddiqui.

Xinde of CWE told KW and SB officers that CWE is working in Education, Health and Dams sector in Pakistan. Moreover they stated that Government of China and investors are looking to invest in Pakistani development projects.

He further explained that Water Supply Project is in their top most priorities. However practical steps would only be taken when the CWE engineers and technical expert come to Karachi after approval of PC-1 and signing of MoU.

M.D KW and SB said that development work on Greater Karachi Water Supply Project K-IV has been initiated after ECNEC and Government approval. He said that with the completion of this project Karachi would be self sufficient in water supply for next 20 years with 1200 cusec additional supply and 400 Million Gallons Daily supply. He said that the project is important not only of Karachi but for Pakistan’s economy and it will bring positive change in Industrial, Trade and Business Activities as well as environment.

He said that the MoU would be signed on Government level and would not only be crystal clear but also as per all rules and regulations including SPPRA 2010. This meeting is meant to initiate the progress on finalizing the MoU and exchange of basic information.

He directed KW and SB engineers to stay in contact with the company and provide them with all technical details necessary. KW and SB values its relationships to ensure better strategies for completion of its development projects, he added.

The delegation briefed KW and SB officials that CWE has keen interest in the project and wished to work on the project. They said that CWE is working on various projects in Pakistan and hoped that they will get full cooperation for investment in this project.

Later on, draft of MoU was discussed during the meeting and finalized by mutual decisions. CWE would commence their work 90 days after the MoU Signing. This project is South Asia’s largest project that would bring 650 million gallon additional water supply to Karachi and 1200 cusec additional water. It is an important milestone in the development of the economic backbone of the country and in-term our homeland Pakistan.

For more information contact:
Karachi Water and Sewerage Board
Mr. Zahid Mehmood
P.S. Chairman Office
Tel: 99240819