K-IV Project: WAPDA awards Contract for Consultancy Services

K-IV Project: WAPDA awards Contract for Consultancy Services

July 8, 2021: With a view to its commitment for constructing Greater Karachi Water Supply Scheme (K-IV) in the shortest possible time, the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) today awarded the contract worth Rs.1.14 billion for unified consultancy services for the project to a Joint Venture (JV)through an international competitive bidding. The JV comprises of an Austrian and two Pakistani firms. The unified consultancy services agreement consists of design review, detailed engineering design for conveyance system, allied electro-mechanical works, power, coordination for distribution system, preparation of bidding documents and the PC-I.

The signing ceremony for award of consultancy services between WAPDA and the JV for K-IV Project was held today. The agreement was signed by K-IV Project Management and representative of the JV. The ceremony was attended by Austrian Ambassador Nicolaus Keller, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib, Chairman WAPDA Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd), Joint Secretary Water Resources Syed Mehar Ali Shah, Member (Power) WAPDA Jamil Akhter, General Manager Hydro Planning WAPDA Muhammad Abid Sheikh, General Manager (Central Contract Cell) WAPDA Muhmmad Tariq and other officers concerned.

Dilating upon significance of the project, State Minister for information and Broadcasting said that K-IV is a flagship project of Prime Minister Imran Khan's Package for Karachi. The project will go a long way in meeting water requirements of the cosmopolitan of Karachi. Appreciating WAPDA for streamlining the project, the Minister said that he is confident that WAPDA will be able to complete this project of paramount importance in accordance with the timelines.

Speaking on the occasion, WAPDA Chairman said that WAPDA is implementing K-IV as apriority project with a view to fulfilling the responsibility entrusted upon it by the Prime Minister and the Federal Government. WAPDA has devised a well thought out plan to complete K-IV Project on time, for which support andcooperation of all the stakeholders including the Government of Sindh is all the more important, he added. The chairman further said that WAPDA stands committed to completing the K-IV by October 2023.

Addressing the ceremony, Austrian Ambassador said that he is pleased that one of the Austrian firms is also going to be associated with K-IV, which is an important project for supplying water to Karachiites.

It is worth mentioning here that K-IV Project envisages to supplying 650 million Gallons of drinking water per day to Karachi. Earlier, the project was being constructed by the Sindh Government, however, the Federal Government, under an arrangement with the Provincial Government has taken up implementation of the project as part of the Prime Minister's Package for Karachi and directed WAPDA to take over the responsibility of constructing the project. 

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