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Sindh govt. seeks $400m ADB support for building 250,000 houses

Sindh govt. seeks $400m ADB support for building 250,000 houses

In a meeting with Asian Development Bank delegation, Sindh govt. official claims completion of construction of 100, 000 houses for flood-affected people of province   

Staff Report

Karachi, Sindh

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) delegation led by Mr. Hong Soo Lee discussed on Friday March 8 the construction of another 250,000 houses for flood-affected people and agreed to negotiate terms and conditions for a $400 project.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Dr. Fakhre Alam, Chairman P&D Board Shakil Mangnejo, Secretary Finance Kazim Jatoi, and CEO Sindh People’s Housing Foundation (SPHF) Khalid Shaikh. The bank delegation included Head of Water Resources & Emergency Assistance Mian Shaukat, Economist Mr. Jules Hugot, Project Analyst Ms. Rabia and others.

The chief minister said that he was looking for funding to construct 250,000 houses for flood-affected people. He added that $400 million were required for the project and an additional $100 million for the development of community infrastructure.

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Shah said that he wanted to construct an external sewerage (with soaked pits and septic tanks) drinking water facility and drainage system. “We are also planning to provide solar units, and washrooms to the houses being built for flood-affected houses,” he said.

CEO SPHF Khalid Shaikh said that out of 1 million houses, 100,000 houses have been constructed and work on others was in progress.

The CM said “We are also looking for donors to construct houses apart from flood-affected people,” he said.

The meeting decided that the paperwork of the $400 project of 250,000 houses would be completed to present them for the ADB Board meeting.

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