Mr Khuhro said in answer to a question by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz legislator Sorath Thebo about the work completed so far on the RBOD
that 75 per cent of the earth work, 54pc of stone work and 70pc of structure had been completed so far.
231 million for Installation of Effluent Treatment Plant RBOD
, Rs 8.
Meanwhile, Balochistan's saline water component was added to the RBOD
during Zafarullah Khan Jamali's government, increasing the carrying capacity to 3,500 cusecs from the designated 2,271.
The WAPDA member briefed the meeting on the water conservation strategy in Sindh through re-utilisation of the RBOD
Water Waste, lining of canals and construction of dams.
Those projects, to which RBOD
funds were transferred include Basool Dam with total cast of Rs 600 million, Kuchi canal phase-1 Dera Bugti Nasirabad with Rs 2200 million, Rs 800 for continued project in Sindh, and Rs 50 million for the reconstruction of irrigation system in KP and Rs 1200 million for TP link canal in Kot Addu district Muzaffargarh.
A sum of Rs 800 million was released to Balochistan Effluent Disposal into RBOD
, Rs 600 million to Ghabir Dam Chakwal, Rs 50 million to Chinniot dam and Rs 603 million to Basool dam (Gwadar).
WAPDA, building RBOD
-I and RBOD
II, has been informed that financial releases are short of allocations and will not help us, said a project officer.
The Commissioner assured that Sindh Irrigation Secretary and other quarters would be approached for granting of time scale promotions to Irrigation employees, appointment of employees' children under son quota, regularization of contract employees of LBOD and RBOD
Sites along RBOD
have been identified for the purpose.
The province of Sindh has a long history and experience with operationally failed or stalled mega projects (SCARP, DRIP, RBOD
to name just a few).
It is currently doing mega drainage projects of RBOD
Projects-I and III.
And during construction of RBOD
project, MNVD was widened and remodeled to drain saline water from Salinity Control and Reclamation Project and effluent of industries in district Dadu Kotri and Hyderabad.