KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has hired consultancy services of the state-owned National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK) for the construction of two jetties at Manora and Kemari islands in Karachi with a view to improve operations of the coastguard and accommodate increased number of boats.
The existing Pilot Pier at Manora is more than 60 years old and is in a dilapidated condition. The proposed jetty will be 30 meter long along with a 40 meter wide jetty head for mooring of small and large boats up to 100 foot length. The jetty structure will comprise RCC piles, pile caps, deck slab, two landing stairs, fenders, bollards, street lighting, paver blocks and a parking area in the backyard.
Currently, NESPAK has completed the design of the jetty and bidding documents will be submitted to the client soon. Estimated cost of the project is Rs 220 million.
The existing Boat Basin Jetty at Kemari is also in a dilapidated condition. The reconstruction of new jetty, which is 240 meter long and 6m wide, will facilitate the fishermen community of Baba and Bhit Islands and the coastguard. Facilities will be provided for embarkation, disembarkation and a driveway for VIP movement along the jetty. An important component of the project is a floating jetty with adjustable gangway for handling cargo. Onshore facilities include waiting rooms, VIP room, parking shed, toilet block, gate house, parking lot and firefighting system.
State-of-the-art materials will be used to combat the marine environment. The state enterprise has completed all the design work and bidding documents have also been submitted while estimated cost of the project is Rs 600 million.
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