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).
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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.
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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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