KARACHI -

Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Administrator Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi has directed all chief engineers not to assign upcoming developmental projects to any consultant and consultancy works should be performed by KMC and KDA engineers themselves.

The schemes in education, health and municipal services sectors should be completed speedily and new schemes should be prepared so that common people could be provided with more facilities. He said this while addressing a meeting of KMC and Defunct KDA Chief Engineers attend by Director General Technical Services Niaz Soomro, chief engineers of all districts and projects chief engineers. Administrator Karachi directed to use funds in all KMC projects fairly. Chief Engineers should prepare PC-1 along with all works regarding civil and electrical engineering themselves and quality control and inspection works would also be done by chief engineers.

He directed not to get works done in advance and nor issue any work order without approval in advance. This clause should also be included while making next agreement with any contractor that they would take construction material from KMC Asphalt Plant. KMC Asphalt Plant on Superhighway should be reinstated so that it could be used for construction works.

Administrator Karachi directed chief engineers to make arrangements to put all heavy machinery in fine condition used in construction sector and irreparable machinery following rules and regulations should be auctioned.

He directed engineers to pay attention to social sectors and make new schemes along with speedy completion of existing schemes in this sector specially education, health and municipal services works should be expanded. Government of Sindh has funded for social sector schemes and agreed to give it to KMC.

On this occasion KMC and defunct KDA chief engineers gave a briefing about ongoing development schemes in their districts on which Administrator Karachi considering monsoon rains directed to carry out construction works of 18 big nullahs of city on preferential basis and complete Mehran Highway Phase-II which was important for development of industrial area. He said it was first priority to pay salaries and pensions of employees after which social sector projects would be completed.