HYDERABAD - The Director General (DG) Hyderabad Development Authority (HDA) Muhammad Sohail has said that master plan for development of Hyderabad has been prepared and the same has been discussed by Sindh Cabinet.

The master plan would be effective till 2040 and further progress on it will be started in next month, he informed while addressing the members of Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry here at HCSTSI Secretariat on Wednesday.

He invited the HCSTSI office bearers to submit their proposal for setting up the industrial zone in Hyderabad so that the same could be incorporated in the master plan. He promised the replacement of outdated machinery, repair of faulty equipment and installation of power generators at sewerage disposal stations and filtered water supply plants of Water and Sanitation Agency and urged HCSTSI to raise voice on the issue of load management at its platform.

He informed that HDA was facing severe financial crunch because of expenditures of Rs471 million against total allocated annual budget of Rs125 million. Despite financial constraints, the HDA management is making all out efforts to facilitate the citizens, he added.

He asked the Chief Engineer HDA Anjum Saeed to take input of the HCSTSI representatives regarding solving the civic issues including the scrutiny of six thousand plots of Gulistan-e-Sarmast Housing Schemes of HDA.

Earlier in his welcome address, the HCSTSI President Muhammad Altaf Memon briefed the DG HDA about civic issues being faced by the citizens and business community of Hyderabad.

DC Matiari takes charge, vows to resolve people’s issues on priority

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Matiari Muhammad Adnan Rashid, after assuming office on Wednesday, visited the DC Secretariat and met all the officers and staff.

Muhammad Adnan Rashid also visited Taluka Hospital, Government Primary School and Government Degree College Matiari and later reached Bhitshah and laid a floral wreath at the mausoleum of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai and offered prayers.

The DC also visited Bhitshah Rural Health Centre and met the patients and inquired about the facilities there. He also instructed the officers concerned to improve the facilities in the hospital.

Speaking on the occasion, DC Muhammad Adnan Rashid said that government officials should perform their duties in an efficient manner so that all possible work could be done for the development and prosperity of the district by resolving public issues.

He said that resolving public problems including education, health, sanitation in cities should be the primary responsibility of district officers.

The DC further said that steps should be taken to improve the quality of ongoing development works in the district and no negligence in this regard would be tolerated.