Old waterways to be restored to dispose of flood water, Murad Ali shah


Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that in the wake of the floods of 2022 and the impact of climate change, his government is working to restore natural waterways so that rainwater can be disposed of naturally.

This he said while talking to the Ambassador of the Netherlands Mrs Henny de Vries who called on him here at the CM House on Tuesday. 

Mr. Shah emphasized the need to strengthen our canal system, irrigation network, and drainage system in response to the floods of 2010, 2011, and 2022, in order to mitigate heavy damage from flash floods or riverine floods.

The visiting Ambassador said that the heavy rains that caused floods in Pakistan, particularly in Sindh were the result of climate change, therefore the onward development needed to make climate resilient.  At this, the CM said that his government was working to restore natural waterways so that flood water could be disposed of in its natural gravity.

Chief minister and the Dutch Ambassador discussed investment opportunities in Sindh. Mrs Henny de Vries said that the Dutch Agriculture Bank was interested in advancing loans for agriculture development. She added that flood-resilient crops were needed for the ongoing climate change era.

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