KWSB set using new technologies for recovery increaseApril 21, 2013
Karachi: Karachi Water & Sewerage Board KWSB would be using latest Information Technology for improvement in Recovery, Raise Awareness and better coordination with consumers. In this regard, two consecutive meetings were held with World Bank Water Sanitation Program for South Asia WSP Consultants.
WSP Consultants Idrees Butt and Crazy offered Managing Director Karachi Water & Sewerage Board and concerned senior officers the technology to bring KW&SB up to the modern standards. Similar meetings with held with WASAs and now WSP Consultants were visiting KW&SB to brief them about the technological advances they are presenting.
During the meeting Butt and Crazy briefed KW&SB Officers about the practical use of Mobile Phone Services, Applications, and SMS Alerts for mutual coordination, information regarding schedule changes and recovery through phone. They discussed the concerns and requirements as well as possibilities of E Payments through Mobile Phones.
It was decided during the meeting that I.T Applications would be implemented within next two to four months whereas WSP Consultants assured that KW&SB would not only be provided with the technology but the staff would also be trained so that KW&SB does not have to rely on third parties.
Furthermore, Mobile Phone Billing and other options would be introduced in later stages. KW&SB assured the consultants that they will have their full support.
Later on, WSP Consultants also meet Managing Director KW&SB Misbahuddin Farid and briefed him regarding the I.T Systems and applications. During the discussion M.D KW&SB also suggested on several matters in order to bring KW&SB up to the modern standards and make the system reachable for literate and illiterate consumers.