KARACHI: The World Bank has underlined the need to strengthen the DMCs in Karachi and impose Urban development tax which at present was being collected by the excise and taxation department .
The bank said this is the only way to get DMC strong and through this system tax collection would increase .
The World Bank delegation apprised these issue during a meeting with Sindh Minister for Local government when they called on him at his office on Tuesday.
Minister at present it was not possible as he has to take approval from Sindh cabinet.
The world bank also underlined the need strengthen the Sindh Solid Waste management Board and said world bank was ready to cooperate with government in this regard.
Minister assured the delegation that very soon a program would be started with the consultation of World bank and government was ready to extend all out cooperation on various projects.
The World Bank also apprised the minister that World bank was ready to cooperate with the government for Rapid Transport system to provide cheap transport to the masses .
World Bank during the meeting they wanted to strengthen the flood drainage system, rectification of Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB) and rectify the infrastructure of Karachi.
Sindh government and Local government department was ready to cooperate with “ Rabbies control program” and discourage the birth of dogs.
He said under the plan five each persons of six districts of Karachi will be trained as master trainer and later it will be expanded to districts and all over Sindh .
Ghani said Sindh government will fully cooperate with WHO which has a program to culling of dogs culmination till 2030. .
This was stated by him while talking to delegation of Rabbies control program who called on him at his office on Wednesday .
The delegation apprised the minister that after the serious reservation over the killing of any live dog biting cases in Karachi have increased at an alarming stage.
The delegation it wanted to reduce the birth of dogs through a scientific manner and not killing anything alive .