Karachi: According to a recent news report, the Federal and Sindh governments have decided to collaborate to restore the Lyari and Malir rivers by building associate tributaries for Rs. 8 billion. The restoration project was recently approved by the Central Development Working Party (CDWP).
The project is a key component of the Karachi Transformation Plan, for which Islamabad has promised Rs. 611 billion in funding, with the provincial government covering the rest.
Within a year, the reconstruction project should be finished. The Lyari and Malir rivers, which are 21 and 50 kilometres long respectively, have been contaminated by a mixture of contaminants such as silt, litter, and untreated waste.
The Karachi Transformation Plan calls for the reconstruction and construction of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR), the Greater Karachi Water Supply Project (K-IV), the Greenline BRT, the Railway Freight Corridor, reservoirs, nullahs, and stormwater drains, as well as the relocation of affected residents.
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