The Greater Karachi Bulk Water Supply Scheme K-IV

The Greater Karachi Bulk Water Supply Scheme K-IV

The Greater Karachi Bulk Water Supply Scheme K-IV was initiated to supply of bulk water to the mega city of Karachi from its source at Keenjhar Lake located at Thatta District of Sindh Province.
Salient Features
  • Total length of K-IV
121 km  k iv
  • Total length of Intake Channel
0.61 km
  • Pumping stations
02 Nos.
  • Filtration Plants     
03 Nos.
  • Storage Lagoons
03 Nos.
Scope of Work Design Review, Detailed Engineering Design, Construction Supervision and Contract Administration
Execution by WAPDA
Consultants -
Contractor -
Donor Agency Govt. of Pakistan through PSDP
Commencement Date 28th June 2021
Completion Date  October 2023 (Design Review Phase)
Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
Approved PC-I Cost (18.07.2014) 25,510.000 - 25,510.000*
PSDP Allocation for 2021-2022 15,112.000 - 15,112.000

*Revised PC-I will be submitted by WAPDA after design review by Consultants

  • PC-II for Feasibility Study approved in January 2003.
  • Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KW&SB) conducted a feasibility study limited to desk study in 2006 - 2007. The Consultants studied nine different routes and selected Route No. 8.
  • PC-I for K IV (Phase-I) 260 MGD approved in 2014 by ECNEC to be executed through KW&SB for Open Channel Conveyance System with limited scope.
  • M/s. Osmani and Company Limited (OCL) was awarded Design and Supervision Consultancy Services Contract in 2015 and Project Execution to FWO by Govt. of Sindh (GoS) in March 2016.
  • Progress of work remained slow upto December 2018 due to various design, land acquisition and Non clearance of liabilities (Cash flow) related issues.
  • Federal Government decided on September 23, 2020 to implement “The Greater Water Supply Scheme K-IV” through MoWR/WAPDA.
  • ECNEC in its meeting held on 21.01.2021 approved the project to be executed by WAPDA. However, only anticipatory approval of Chairman CDWP was issued. ECNEC in its meeting dated 11.03.2021 formally approved the Project and Administrative Approval issued by Ministry of Water Resources on 09.04.2021.
  • Expression of Interest (EOI) for procurement of Unified Consultancy Services for Design Review, Detailed Engineering Design, Construction Supervision and Contract Administration published on February 09, 2021 through ICB.
  • WAPDA Authority accorded approval for establishment of Project Directorate under GM (Projects) South at Karsaz, Karachi on February 03, 2021. WAPDA has taken over site offices located at M-9 Motorway and Intake Structure from KW&SB, GoS on February 13, 2021.
  • Joint Cross-Sectional Survey by Officers/Official of WAPDA South Division and KW&SB, GoS for physical handing/taking over of K-IV Project started on 11.03.2021. Cross-Sectional Survey from Intake Structure upto RD 17+240 has been completed.
  • WAPDA awarded Consultancy Services Contract on 08.07.2021 to JV comprising of M/s Techno Consult (Lead Firm), M/s MM Pakistan (JV partner) and M/s ILF Consulting Engineers-Austria (JV partner) and M/s PES & M/s ILF Consulting Engineers Pakistan as sub consultant to carry out the study.

Incharge Project
Engr. Aamir Mughal
CE/PD, K-IV Project, Karachi
Contact No. 0092-3337121181
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