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KWSB begins work on K-IV: Project to be completed in 3 years.

KARACHI -- Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW&SB) has started work on Karachi Greater Water Supply Project, KIV, which is expected to be completed ahead of stipulated time of three years.

The project will be completed in three phases as the first phase grand control point has been set up by a private firm having services of renowned technical experts, said a statement on Thursday.

The second phase survey work is underway which would be completed within 90 days.

The third phase of the project will comprise of the start of ground leveling work after which the study of level of 124 km long KIV route through digital mapping under detailed contour plan and while applying the latest technology would complete.

The project feasibility work was also assigned to the renowned Greek firm Doxiadis which would complete whole work with the coordination consultant firm in three months.

This may be noted that the piece of land was already obtained for KIV project and a boundary wall was being also constructed on it.

A joint meeting of the KW&SB officials and the committees of consultant company was also held to discuss the various phases of the project.

The project would be completed in three phases with the funding of Federal and Provincial governments. With the completion of each phase, 260 mgd water will be supplied to the city.

The approval for getting additional quota from Indus River was also obtained and the water will be brought through the irrigation system, conduit and canals. No compromise will be made on the international standard.

The most important aspect was that latest technology will be used like remote sensing, geological information system(GIS), global positioning system (GPS) digital elevation model (DEM) and 3D elimination satellite system for taking snaps of the KIV route.

It would highlight the whole features and make it easy to remove the hurdles in the execution of development works due to the identification of all such obstacles.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Feb 20, 2015
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