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Karachi to receive 50 modern fire tenders from China

KARACHI: The government has procured fifty modern state-of-art fire tenders for Karachi from China to revamp the Fire Department.

This was stated by Governor Sindh Imran Ismail who said Prime Minister Imran Khan has fulfilled another promise for Karachi. It is reported that the first shipment will reach Karachi by 20th December while the fire tenders and two bousers will arrive by January 2021.

The Fire Department has 44 fire tenders while over two dozen vehicles have malfunctioned or are in disuse. A scheme to provide modern machinery and equipment to the Fire Department under the Karachi Package has been delayed since 2017.

The government has been making efforts to revamp the fire department and provide modern equipment. The prime minister has announced a massive development package that also focuses on transportation and cleanliness initiatives.

Earlier, Governor Sindh appreciated the initiatives and support of the Consulate General of China for the betterment of Karachi in coordination with local political leadership and public representatives at the municipal level.

In a ceremony held at Governor House Karachi, Consul General of China Li Bijian handed over machinery worth five million rupees for cleanliness in the city.

The Chinese diplomat reaffirmed China’s unshaken support for the uplift of the megacity, which is also an international economic hub. He said the task could be better achieved through joint efforts and partnership between the consulate and the stakeholders.



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