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Karachi Metropolitan Corporation to build 800 Public Toilets

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Karachi, June 19, 2012 (PPI-OT): KMC Metropolitan Commissioner Matanat Ali Khan said that 800 public toilets at important locations would be built with the cooperation of CPLC. He said this while chairing a meeting on public toilets. The meeting was attended by Senior Director Health Services Dr. Shaukat Zaman, high officials of five DMCs and the representatives from KW and SB and CPLC.

He said that the DMCs have pointed out the locations in the reports submitted by them whereas KMC has also set aside the locations for public toilets and this construction work on this project would start soon.

He said that at present public toilets exists on more than 38 locations whereas under this project 30 public toilets would be built on different locations in each DMC. KMC would build public toilets on 50 locations and revenue will be generated through advertisement for maintenance and cleanliness. Citizens would have to pay rupees 5 for using the toilet.

He said that this project was being built according to the need of the citizens. He said that Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan had instructed to start this project and soon and a Memorandum of Understanding in this effect would be signed with the CPLC.

He further said that this project of public toilets was aimed at providing to convenience to people under which public toilets would consist of 200 units in which each unit would have 2 rooms each for men and women. Basic necessities like water and sewerage, light including cleanliness would be provided in these units.

KMC was planning to build public toilets on important locations including at Jail Road Chowrangi, Baloch Colony flyover, Karimabad flyover, Banaras flyover, Old Golimar, Nehar-e-Khayam, Glass Tower, Clifton Center, Quaidabad flyover, Tariq Road and Bahadurabad.

On this occasion representing the CPLC Atiq-ur-Rehman said that visiting Karachi Zoo people would also have the facility of public toilets in next two days.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406


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