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WB agrees to rehabilitate Sukkur Barrage for Rs16bn in 4 years

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WB agrees to rehabilitate Sukkur Barrage for Rs16bn in 4 years

KARACHI: The World Bank has, in principal concluded to financial a most awaited reconstruction of Sukkur Barrage for a provincial supervision has been asked to contention a PC-I.

This preference was taken in a assembly hold between Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and World Bank Country Director Mr Patchamuthu Illangovan and his 14-member experts and zone arch delegation.

The arch Minister was assisted by Provincial Ministers for Home Sohail Siyal, Local Government Jam Khan Shoro, Population Welfare Mumtaz Jakharnai, Chairman PD Mohammad Waseem, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Secretary School Education Iqbal Durani, Secretary Health Fazal Pechuho, Secretary Irrigation Jam Shah, Secretary Population Laiq Ahmed and others.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah pronounced that consultants for feasibility investigate for reconstruction of Sukkur Barrage was conducted and a breeze feasibility was reviewed by experts. Further rider in feasibility Study was done by World Bank Experts, including experts in Dam Design, Sedimentation and Structures.

He pronounced that a Consultant’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report Was also reviewed by International POE in Aug 2017, after open conference for a project’s environmental impacts. The general POE has also submitted Environmental and Social Assessment Report.

The Chief Minister giving sum of comment commentary pronounced that Barrage structure has been announced protected and reconstruction works could extend a life indefinitely. He combined that a reconstruction works for exiting fusillade comparison for pattern liberate of 1.3 million cusecs, that would not need any changes in a existent right slot stream training works.

He pronounced that additional studies have been endorsed during a doing stage. They are plcae investigate for a new barrage, Sediment Transport Modeling and Monitoring Study, Physical Model Study in UK/Holland for Consultant’s recommendation for changes in right slot stream training works, enabling boost in a Barrage inundate doing ability to 1.5 million cusecs.

The arch apportion pronounced that a reconstruction works would be implemented over a duration of 4 years.

The arch apportion pronounced that as per recommendation in a feasibility news finish deputy of all electrical works such as switchboards and Local Control Panels with Cabling, dedicated feeding from WAPDA Grid Station, 11 Kv transformer and Main Controls Switchboard and Standby Generators.

Giving sum of a plan cost, a arch apportion pronounced that it would come around Rs16.256 billion.

The World Bank Country executive urged a arch apportion to ask him group to contention PC-I of a plan so that it could be rigourously approved.

The Chairman PD Mohammad Waseem and Secretary Irrigation Jamal Shah pronounced that a PC-I of a plan was during final theatre to be submitted within 15 days.

Article source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/291927-wb-agrees-to-rehabilitate-sukkur-barrage-for-rs16bn-in-four-years

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