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Friday, May 29, 2009

President assures Rs 22b funds soon Green signal for green city


KARACHI: Important decisions were taken to make Karachi “Green City” with special focus on improved environmental conditions at a high level meeting held under the chairmanship of President Asif Ali Zardari at Governor House yesterday.
Among others Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Federal Minister for Information Qamar Zaman Kaira attended the meeting.
The President had a comprehensive review of a dozen projects of parks and beautification in city at a total cost of Rs22, 151mln.
Of these, five projects will be undertaken by the Federal Government at a total cost of Rs 18,416mln and seven projects costing Rs 3735mln by Provincial Government.
The five federal government-funded projects will include Central Park, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Memorial River Valley Park, Malir River Bed Park, Night Safari, Thado Boat Basin Dam, Gadap Town and Animal Park Karachi Zoological Garden.
The provincially-funded parks will include Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Park Boat Basin, Beautification of Lyari River, National Park Gattar Baghicha Lyari, National Hill Park, Tree Plantation on major roads, Jehangir Park Saddar, and Jinnah Polo Ground.
Later briefing the press, Sindh Information Minister Shazia Marri said the President emphasized on making preparations to cope with deteriorating environmental conditions called for carrying out maximum plantation in this respect.

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