Reconstructed Morris Peier openedSeptember 3, 2014
Karachi: The Morris Pier, more famously known as the Workshop Pier, at Manora which had outlived its useful life, and which was reconstructed by KPT was inaugurated Thursday by Chairman KPT Vice Admiral Shafqat Jawed.
While speaking on the occasion, the Chairman KPT Vice Admiral Shafqat Jawed termed the timely reconstruction of Morris Pier as step towards achieving high goals envisioned by Karachi Port and Ministry of Ports and Shipping which is in line with the overall government policies for growth and materializing trade expansions.
Reflecting on importance of the Morris pier, the Chairman outlined that it remain in use for the personnel working in Manora Workshop as well as for berthing crafts for maintenance and repairs. He said that the pier was initially constructed 90 years ago and was requiring reconstruction as it has outlived its useful life and was beyond economic repairs.
He appreciated the efforts of Civil Works & Estate Division of KPT for getting the pier reconstructed within the timeline. He commended the efforts and said that we work in KPT as a team and success is bound to follow when work and assignments are delivered in time by a motivated team.
Earlier, Vice Admiral Shafqat was briefed about the scope of work of Morris Pier which included 55 piles, 72 precast slabs, 70.68m X 9.5m size Deck Slab, 11 pile caps and 2 staircases. Moreover, he was informed about the inclusion of Sarang Office, Waiting Room, Guard Room and Pump Room at Morris Pier and also about the construction of new staircase on the Warping Jetty due to operational reasons which will also be used by KPT officers and staff workers for approaching Manora.