Commissioner Karachi to consider an independent authority for development of Industrial areas

Commissioner Karachi Dr. Suhail Rajput has agreed to a suggestion of industrialists for establishment of a separate and independent authority for development of Industrial areas. He was addressing to a meeting of Korangi Association of Trade & Industry (KATI) here on Saturday. President KATI Saleem-uz-Zaman, Chairman& CEO KITE DMC Zubair Chhaya, Senior Vice President Zaki Sharif, Vice President Nighat Awan, former Presidents Masood Naqi and Zahid Saeed also addressed the occasion.

The Commissioner said that two major projects Malir Expressway and an elevated road in Malir river area would be initiated soon. While responding to a suggestion he said that establishment of a separate and independent authority sounds a workable idea and suggested it to include it in the Karachi Transformation Plan. He said that district coordination committees would also be activated to bring industrialists and representatives of administration to address issues related to industrial areas. He applauded the performance of KITE DMC and termed it as a best performing model for development in industrial areas.

President KATI Saleem uz Zaman urged that five Combined Effluent Treatment Plants had been approved for Korangi and we could not afford any further delay in such projects related to environmental challenges. He said that infrastructure related issues should be addressed on priority basis for the prosperity of economy. Zubair Chhaya CEO KITE-DMC informed that a 48 inches sewerage line work would be completed in two or three days by KITE. He mentioned that an MOU would soon be signed with administrator Koarngi and under that memorandum, district administration would provide its machinery and manpower to resolve sewerage issues and we will bear the cost. He suggested that Sindh government should review the local bodies’ law and establish a separate authority for industrial areas.

Masood Naqi, Head of projects KITE DMC briefed commissioner regarding projects completed under KITE supervision. Zahid Saeed shared details of a proposed urban foresting project. The Commissioner agreed with a suggestion of establishing a separate authority for industrial area. He said that urban foresting is a workable and well needed project, he suggested to draft a legal document for this so of can be forwarded it for the cabinet approval, this step will remove all hurdles in future to persue the project. Former Presidents of KATI Farhan-ur-Rehman, Shaikh Fazle Jalil, Danish Khan, Ehtisham Uddin, SM Yahya, Tariq Malik, Administrator Korangi Shahryar Gul Memon and others also attended the meeting.

Photo Caption: President KATI Saleem uz Zaman and CEO KITE-DMC presenting shield to Commissioner Karachi Dr. Sohail Rajput. At the occasion Zaki Ahmed Sharif, Nighat Awan, Masood Naqi and Zahid Saeed are also present.


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