Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah has given PKR 66 billion for the repair of 8,620 kilometers of roads in the province that were damaged by heavy rains and floods, news sources said on December 22.
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Chief Minister Shah also told the Planning and Development (P&D) and other relevant departments to check the quality of the roads and build conduits, bridges, and syphons where they were needed. Also, he asked the Chairman of P&D to get the information ready in three weeks for small roads that are up to 3 km long and connect villages or are in the city.
At the meeting, participants were also told that 861 road projects run by the provincial government have been affected, with a total length of 8,620 kilometers. The amount of money that will be needed to fix up this road is estimated to be PKR 94,121.578 million (USD 427.825 million).
Separately, the chief minister agreed to buy 300,000 tones of wheat from PASSCO to meet needs until the start of March. So far, the Food and Drug Administration has given out 721,000 tonnes of wheat between 2022 and 2023, but there are still 379,000 tones left.