Earlier today, the federal government provided fifty new fire engines and 2 bowsers to Karachi as promised last year. The engines reached the Karachi port this Sunday.
As per the shared details, Imran Ismail Sindh Governor, Asad Umar Federal Planning and Development Minister and Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Aminul Haq showed up in the ceremony. They received the fire tenders on behalf of the KMC.
The bowsers can store 18,000 liters of water and the fire tenders 7,000 liters of water each. The tenders have power water nozzles for leading operations at high-rise buildings.
Moreover, they will help in reducing material and human losses in the city because of recurrent fire incidents.
At present, Karachi’s fire brigade has only 14 functional fire tenders out of 44, while 11 fire stations out of a total of 25 are useful to respond to any unfortunate situation.
The Sindh governor said the new fire tenders and bowsers were a New Year gift from PM Imran Khan for Karachiites.
He said the obtaining had allowed the federal government to achieve another of its commitment with the people.
Furthermore, the federal government has spent an amount of Rs.1.4 billion to purchase the fire tenders and bowsers.
Ismail said it was extraordinary that such a large number of fire tenders had been purchased in a single bid.
9 representative associations of the industrial estates in Karachi will get 2 of these fire tenders under the new public-private partnership arrangement.
Saylani, Chippa and local NGOs will also be given fire engines.
For the initial 3 years, the federal government will look after the preservation of these fire tenders through a supplier. Recipient agencies will then be responsible for it.
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