KARACHI: A delegation of World Bank comprising Urban Specialist and Analyst visited KMC head office on Wednesday to obtain the details and data about major city drains.

A briefing was held on this occasion to provide the World Bank team with all necessary details and information about 30 major drains including their location, route and flooding situation in nearby areas during rains.

The World Bank team represented by senior urban specialist Yoo Hee Kim, urban specialist Sohaib Akhtar and Analyst Kabir Dawani which has surveyed the Gujjar Nala and Orangi Nala and now plan to survey the Korangi Nala and Soldier Bazar Nala.

The World Bank Package includes the development of city’s drainage infrastructure and rehabilitation and remodelling of drain routes so that storm water and sewage drainage problems could be solved in Karachi.

Senior KMC officers including director general works Shahab Anwer, Senior director municipal services Nauman Arshad, director technical to Mayor Karachi S. M Shakaib with district and zonal chief engineers helped World Bank team to analyse the situation and work out the package in this connection. They said Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar has directed them to provide full cooperation to the World Bank in their study of city’s drainage system and preparation of development package.