MULTAN – The Multan Dry Port has been saved from floodwater by diverting water through cut in embankment near Sher Shah Road.
The heavy flood coming from upper Punjab has damaged the civil infrastructure, agricultural land, roads and homes of the people in the South Punjab and Multan is no exception. The Multan Dry Port was also under threat of flood but the district administration and the army with the cooperation of local people rescued it by changing the direction of the floodwater. The train service is still suspended in Multan due to the floodwater in the tracks.
In an exclusive chat with Customs Today on Monday, Principal Appraiser Mehmood Khan said that the floodwater was still one Kilometer away the Multan Dry Port, adding that Sher Shah Dry Port also has no threat from flood.
The Multan Dry Port has a dominant role in the business activities and exports of the City. Keeping in view threat of floods in Multan, business community had serious concerns that Multan Dry Port and Industrial State may submerge in the floodwater. The floodwater has now entered nearby Muzaffargarh District. The business activities are limited at the dry port due to floodwater near it. The protection of Multan Dry Port and the industrial state was the top priority of the district administration due to its import and export reason.