Housing Scheme For Flood Victims

Housing Scheme For Flood Victims

Housing scheme for flood victims.

The Sindh government, with the support of the World Bank, has decided to launch Rs.110 billion housing scheme for flood-affected people and a task force is being formed under the chief secretary.

This was revealed on Friday at a meeting between Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and World Bank Country Director Najy Benhassine, who attended the meeting via video link from Islamabad.

The meeting was attended by provincial ministers Azra Pechuho, Manzoor Wasan, Nasir Shah Jam Khan Shoro, Zia Abbas Shah, Rasool Bux Chandio, Murtaza Wahab, Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput, P&D Chair Hasan Naqvi, and related secretaries.

The World Bank team that attended the meeting in person included Program Manager Abedalrazak Khalif, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist Elif Ayhan, Bilal Khalid, Kamran Akbar, Yunzii Lagh, and Farah Yameen.

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The prime minister said he had sent a team to clean up the water from flooded towns and villages. “The drainage process is ongoing and we hope we will complete within a month and a half,” he said, adding that construction of houses for the affected communities would begin once the water is drained.

CM Murad said that with winter approaching, “we need to make arrangements to accommodate people”.

He asked global lenders to finance housing projects.

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The Provincial Head and World Bank Director, after extensive discussion and consultation, have decided to launch a 110 billion rupees project, which will set up a company headed by the chief secretary.

The Company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will begin construction of the house under study, with support from the public and private sectors.

Housing scheme for flood victims.