60,000 acres selected for new city project

KARACHI – Head of the Special Committee on Zulfiqarabad Authority (ZA), Taj Haider said establishment of Zulfiqarabad is imperative for the development of Sindh.

One million acres land out of total 1.3 million acres will be reclaimed with the help of 230 kilometers long iron wall inside the sea, he said.

Taj Haider, who is also the General Secretary of the PPP Sindh, said this while briefing members of the Sindh Assembly and media about Zulfiqarabad project at the SA committee room no 1 here the other day. He said the project of Zulfiqarabad was of much importance and we should consider every aspect of it.

He recalled that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto had announced three mega projects for Sindh during her government’s tenure which included Ketti Bander and Port Qasim. He also called for need to generate more employment opportunities to cope with the new challenges.

Taj Haider said initially 60,000 acres of land has been selected to start work on the Zulfiqarabad project.  He said in the first phase work will be started in three projects include inauguration of 6 kilometers Dhandari Bridge which would cover 60 kilo meters. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah will soon inaugurated work on Dhandari Bridge which would cost Rs 3 billions, he added.Source: http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/karachi/03-Jul-2012/60-000-acres-selected-for-new-city-project