The Greater Karachi Bulk Water Supply Scheme K-IV

The Greater Karachi Bulk Water Supply Scheme K-IV

Location
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 M/s Techno Consult (Lead Firm), M/s MM Pakistan (JV partner), M/s ILF Consulting Engineers-Austria (JV partner) and M/s PES & M/s ILF Consulting Engineers Pakistan (Unified Consultancy Services for Design Review, Detailed Engineering Design, Construction Supervision & Contract Administration)
Contractor M/s TES-KGL JV (KIV-IW), M/s Ramzan & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd (KIV-AW), M/s DESCON Eng. Ltd. (KIV-PS), M/s CHEC-AFI JV (KIV-PL1), M/s CHEC-AFI JV (KIV-PL2), M/s CGICOP-MEFA JV (KIV-FP1), M/s ACEG-MPPL-TES JV (KIV-FP2), M/s CGICOP-MEFA JV (KIV-FP3)
Donor Agency Govt. of Pakistan through PSDP
Commencement Date 28th June 2021
Completion Date 

October 2021 (Design Review Phase)

October 2023 (Design Review Phase)

Financial Status (Rs. Million) Local Foreign Total
Approved PC-I Cost (31.01.2022) 126,000.000 - 126,000.000
PSDP Allocation for 2022-2023 20,000.000 - 20,000.000

 Status:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 08 Nos Contract Packages have been awarded to successful bidders and 07 Nos. Contractor mobilized at site.
  • Preparatory works is in progress for Contract Package No. KIV-AW, KIV- IW, KIV-PS, KIV-PL1, KIV-PL2.

In charge of the Project
Engr. Masood Ahmed Soomro
General Manager (Projects) South
Contact No. 0092-22-9260522

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