LARKANA, April 30: The bridge linking Larkana and Khairpur will be completed by Oct 31, People’s Party MNA Faryal Talpur has said. Over 70 per cent construction of the bridge costing Rs1251.051 million had been completed, she told journalists after distributing 50 job offer letters among young men from Larkana and Qambar-Shahdadkot districts at the camp office of President House in Naudero on Thursday Work on 22 kilometres approach roads from Larkana along with spurs and guide bank remained in progress and that would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs2767.524 million by June 15, she added.
She said a 10km-long approach road from the bridge to Razidero embankment along with guide bank and 25km from Razidero to Tando Masti Khan would be constructed by June 2010. Under the Larkana development package, four bridges connecting scattered population on both banks of Dadu Canal, Rice Canal and Seem Nullah and an overhead railway bridge would be constructed with Rs147 million, she said.
They would be completed by Jan 15, 2010, she said and claimed that the huge development work would change the face of Larkana. She said roads linking Lakhi, Larkana and Sukkur would be rehabilitated and re-constructed at a cost of Rs2298 million while under the package, a 28-kilometers road from Larkana to Moenjodaro would be rehabilitated at a cost of Rs1755 million. She said 104 kilometres roads connecting Larkana with Nasirabad, Rasheed Wagan, Qamber, Shahdadkot, Ratodero and Naudero would also be reconstructed, she said. She said that for improving the rural health services, deputation orders of medical officers would be cancelled with the instructions to work at the place of their posting in rural areas and basic health units in Larkana and Qamber-Shahdadkot districts.
The Rural Health Center Naudero would be affiliated with Chandka Medical College Hospital Larkana in order to provide more healthcare facilities to people of Naudero, she said. Later, Ms Faryal met with the delegations of Abbasi-Kalhora Tanzeem, Larkana Chambers of Commerce and Industry and women wing of the PPP Larkana. They apprised her of their problems and submitted demands. They called for early construction of grid station to overcome the frequent loadshedding in Larkana. She said the new grid station would get direct supply line from Dadu. She assured them of starting Shahbaz Express train from Larkana to Kotri. Speaking on the occasion, Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro said that a new boundary wall would be constructed around the city graveyard, with a cost of Rs600,000.
He said a branch of State Bank of Pakistan and PTV news bureau office would also be established in Larkana for which primary homework had already been completed.
SOYEM: The soyem of ex-PPP MNA Mohammad Anwar Bhutto was held at his native village Banguldero on Thursday. Many people participated in the Quran Khawani held for him. People attending the soyam included Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro, MNAs Nazir Ahmed Bhughio and Ramesh Lal, PPP local leaders Dr Shafqat Soomro, Mr Nisar Ali Shaikh, Mr Nazir Ahmed Shaikh, Abdul Razzaque Soomro and hundreds of PPP workers.