Providing Stone Apron, Stone Pitching and Earth Work along LS Bund Mile 18/0 to 20/0 in Northern Dadu Division
|APPROVED DATE||January 20, 2020|
|EST. IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD||18 Months|
|START DATE||March 20, 2020|
|END DATE||September 19, 2021|
The L.S. (Sehwan) Bund is the first line of defence river protection bund and Mile 18/0 to 20/0, serving to protect the famous archaeological site of Mohen Jo Daro, in Larkana District along with serving the most populated district comprising of acres of agricultural land, with agriculture being the key source of livelihood for the majority of the population. The project also aims to protect public infrastructure, including the Indus Highway, Railway Track, and other public and private properties.
The erosive and wave wash action of the River Indus directly impacts the densely populated city of Larkana including 13,733 women, 16,0295 men who are directly affected by the hazard, along with children and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). Furthermore, the famous archaeological site of Moen-Jo-Daro has suffered immense damages due to the aggressive flow of the River Indus, with its ever-shifting course and overflowing banks. The area had suffered damages in early 1980s, due to which various river training works such as spurs, stone pitching and stone apron were constructed. However, in 2015, due to the South East Winds, the river side slope was completely eroded, making the area extremely vulnerable to the hazard of floods.
The Stone Apron, Stone Pitching and Earth Work along the LS Bund will provide a defence to the major chunk of the population of the district, along with protecting the historical heritage site of Moen-Jo-Daro. The project will further serve to protect the agricultural land in the area, which is a major source of income and livelihood, especially for the vulnerable groups. Since the flow of Indus River has become extremely aggressive, it has become vital to establish a permanent solution to shore erosion especially after the Flood of 2015. The project also focuses on the protection of public infrastructure such as the Indus highway and railway track, which significantly contributes to the economy of the country. Furthermore, the project will create employment opportunities for the local people who previously would have only served in the agriculture sector due to limited opportunities and thus overcoming the issue of employment in the district.
LOCATION & PEOPLE
Financing: PUBLIC – PRIVATE
Project Size: SMALL (50-100) – MEDIUM (100-500) – LARGE (>500)
|NDRMF Share||PKR 200.536 million|
|FIP Share||PKR 90.229 million|
*Batch I projects price is tentative and converted into USD @ 121.5 PKR*
*Batch II projects price is tentative and converted into USD @ 158 PKR*