CM orders work on Sindh Secretariat Complex ProjectAugust 6, 2014
KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Thursday directed the management of Works & Services Department to complete all codal formalities and start the construction work on Sindh Secretariat Complex Project by the end of September 2014.
He directed them to complete the construction work of this project within three years. He said that the project had already been approved by the Cabinet at its estimated cost of Rs 9.429 billion and Sindh government had allocated Rs 550 million this year.
The chief minister said that the government was experiencing shortage of office accommodation and had remained without proper facilities to house the various departmental offices since 1947. Apart from this, most of Sindh government offices are also housed in rented premises.
He said that Sindh government had planned to construct a new Secretariat consisting of office and allied facilities to accommodate all government department at one place.
The secretary Works & Services Kazi Shahid Pervaiz while briefing the meeting about project, said that this project was divided into two phases including construction of Sindh Secretariat Complex at the location of Sindh Secretariat 4-A at Rs 4726 million, and construction of Sindh Secretariat Complex No. 08 at the location of Sindh Secretariat 4-B at Rs 4703 million.
The proposed design on site of Secretariat 4-A consists of 6 buildings: five of these buildings are ground +5 and the one is ground +15 having total covered area of 9,62,097 sqft concerned area. The site of Secretariat 4-B consists of 4 buildings, out of which 03 buildings are ground +5 and one is ground +15 having 8,82,477 sqft concerned area.
The scheme will also have basement parking facility of cars up to 1000 numbers besides special function buildings like auditorium, function hall, cafeterias, mosque, conference halls, server rooms, library, computer cell, allied facilities like underground tanks, overhead tanks, water treatment plant, electric power substations, utility services, external development works, landscaping, effective security system, CCTV cameras, fire fighting system etc.
The Chief Minister Sindh after threadbare discuss and briefing on the charts, placed some suggestions and asked them to incorporate the same in the designed. Chief Secretary Sindh Sajjad Saleem Hotiyana also attended the meeting.
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