KARACHI: The Defense Housing Authority (DHA) has announced the imminent completion of its stormwater drainage system.
The project, which began in September 2021, includes a 74 km network of main drains, link drains, and interceptors and is expected to address the flooding problems that have long plagued the area.
The spokesperson for the DHA stated that the project is progressing well and is on track for timely completion. Although the estimated completion time for the project was set at one and a half years, the DHA is making steady progress toward its successful conclusion.
The project has been divided into two phases, with Phase 1 focusing on the areas that were most severely affected by heavy rains in 2020 and 2022.
This phase is expected to be completed by June 30, 2023, despite the challenges faced by the administration.
The DHA administration has encountered several challenges during the project, including a sharp rise in steel and cement prices, repairing old water and sewerage lines during construction, high subsurface water levels, landslides, and an increase in diesel prices.
However, the administration remains determined to complete the project soon, with the cooperation of residents.
The spokesperson urged residents not to rely on negative news or rumors related to the project, as they are baseless and contrary to the facts.
Instead, he encouraged residents to collaborate with the administration and be patient during the project’s remaining phases.