Federal govt to provide Rs 7.5bn for Red Line Project: Amin


Prime Minister’s Adviser on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam on Friday called on Sindh Governor Imran Ismail here at the Governor House and discussed various issues of mutual interest.
During the meeting, the Adviser Malik Amin Aslam briefed the Governor Sindh about the Red Line Project and said that the federal government would provide $ 48 million (Rs 7.5 billion) for the Red Line Project from the Green Climate Fund.
He said that it will be the world’s first Zero Carbon Emission Project. Malik Amin Aslam also briefed the Governor Sindh about the Electrical Vehicle Policy and the Green and Clean Champion Scheme.
He said that the Green and Clean Champion Scheme Centers would be set up at Karachi University. He said that anyone can easily register himself by visiting the mobile application web portal, through which the registered users can upload any positive activity regarding the clean and green campaign, he added.
Governor Imran Ismail lauded Malik Amin Aslam’s efforts and said that Karachi city will have pollution free and affordable travel facilities under the Electric Vehicle Policy. Loans are being provided to the entrepreneur youths on easy terms under the successful youth program, he added.
About one billion saplings would be planted in Sindh province during the next four years under a project of the federal government, for which Rs 5 billion will be provided by the federal government, he said.
It should be noted that a high-level committee headed by Governor Sindh Imran Ismail will be constituted to monitor the campaign.

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