All possible cooperation will be provided in the development of the city Mirpur Khas – Ejaz Ali Shah

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Mirpur Khas, Sindh (PR): Divisional Commissioner Mirpur Khas Syed Ejaz Ali Shah has said that all possible cooperation will be provided in the development of the city. He lauded the steps taken by the P&D department regarding the master plan. master planning could prove to be an excellent tool for sustainable development. He expressed this while presiding over dissemination seminar with the publics presentative on development master plans of mirpurkhas and umerkot organized by the Directorate for Urban Regional Policy and Strategic Planning, Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh under the directives of the Chief Minister Sindh held at Darbar Hall here today. MPA Syed Amir Ali Shah, MPA Hari Ram Kishori Lal, Mir Tariq Ali Talpur, Rana Hamir Singh, Nawab Younis Talpur, Additional Commissioner 1 Dr. Ali Nawaz Bhoot, Deputy Commissioners Mirpur Khas Salamat Ali Memon, Deputy Commissioner Umerkot Nadeem Memon and others stake holders were present on the occasion. The Divisional Commissioner Mirpurkhas Syed Aijaz Ali Shah has expressed his views on the future needs of the both cities.

While briefing on the occasion, Director General of Urban Directorate Muhammad Ali Koso said that master plans of Mirpur Khas and Umerkot cities of cover a wide range of civic issues including all basic necessities like clean and sustainable development and pollution free environment. It is emerging as a planned city with peace, security and prosperity in housing, water supply, sanitation, education and health as well as employment, income and human resource development with growth in local and regional economy.
He further said that in addition to the above mentioned reports, analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) and future vision, economic development plan, disaster management plan and implementation framework have also been prepared in consultation with stake holders. He told the participants that according to the global survey, by 2050, 60% of the world’s population will be living in cities. Cities account for 80% of global economic growth, and for most economies, cities are recognized as the engine of growth, so sustaining cities is essential to promoting economic growth. The Sindh government has completed the preparation of development master plans for 17 major secondary cities through consultants. These include Sukkur, Larkana, Islamkot, Nawabshah, Nowshero Feroze, Sanghar, Mirpur Khas, Umerkot, Mithi, Thatta, Badin, Sujawal, TM Khan, Tando Allahyar, Matiari, Dadu and Jamshoro.These master plans of Sukkur and Larkana towns have been communicated to the local government and HTP.

The DG further said that the directorate has also planned to prepare development master plan for other important cities of Sindh. In this regard, master plans of 12 other major secondary cities are to be prepared through ADP scheme. These include Khairpur, Ghotki, Mirpur Mathelo, Rohri, Shikarpur, Qambar, Kandh Khot, Jacobabad, Kotri, Tando Adam, Moro and Halla he concluded.

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