Agreement Signed For Rebuilding Flood-Affected Homes in Sindh Province

June 3, 2023


Agreement Signed For Rebuilding Flood-Affected Homes in Sindh Province

Shaeran Rufus

ISLAMABAD: At the Conference of Resilient Sindh: From Pledges to Reconstruction held on Wednesday, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and Foreign Minister Released Funds for Rebuilding Homes for Flood-Affected Victims.

The meeting was attended by various government officials, including the Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, Provincial Ministers, Chief Secretary, Sohail Rajput, Chairman of Planning. Moreover, the Chairman of Planning and Development Hasan Naqvi, CEO of Housing Khalid Mehmood Sheikh, and World Bank Country Director, Naji Bin Hussain were also part of the conference.

Provincial Minister, Nasir Shah and Secretary Najam Shah provided a comprehensive update on the project. The CM announced that the funds were promptly transferred to the first eight districts. That will bring aid to those affected by the floods.

Eight Districts

The flood victims in these eight districts includes: Larkana, Sukkur, Dadu, Hyderabad, Thatta, Shaheed Benazirabad, Umarkot, and Tandwalhiyar. Further, the victims can access the funds from the bank easily. The first installment of 75,000 has been disbursed to the flood victims in these districts, said the CM.

Agreement Signed For the Construction

The CM shared that approximately 21 lakh homes in the province have been severely impacted by the floods. To aid in the rebuilding process, a landmark agreement was signed for the construction of these flood-affected homes. The agreement was through a public-private partnership with the Sindh Government.

The historic signing ceremony was attended by representatives from the World Bank, Asian Bank, UNDP, and other donor agencies. The agreement was signed by the CEO of Housing Khalid Sheikh and the Sindh Rural Support Program’s Hadi Bakhsh, as reported by a spokesperson.

First installment of the Houses

The first installment of 75,000 was immediately made available to the victims in the eight affected districts during the conference.

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