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TURBAT has all necessary potential to become Pakistan's Major Urban centre in the South. It's very near from Iranian Border. Its far from Punjab which is quite vulnerable in case of any conflict with India. It has vast land, where can built infrastructure on cheap cost. It is already connected with Gwadar Port.

  • 2nd Largest City of Balochistan and Largest City of South Balochistan
  • Nearest Pakistani City to Iran Border
  • Far from India or any potential Conflict Zone
  • Shortest route to Tehran Baku and Russia's Oil Rich Caucasus
  • Shortest route to Iran Turkey Azerbaijan and Russia without Depending on Afghanistan
  • Can be used as TRADE HUB for all trades with Iran Azerbaijan Turkey and Russia
  • Less Populated, more suited for a good Urban Centre in future.

By industrializing Punjab's Agricultural lands, we are destroying Punjab's Agricultural production. Which may lower food production within Pakistan and increase Pakistan's unnecessary food imports.

I think Industrialization should be more focused in the Southern Balochistan areas like Gwadar Turbat Panjgur Washuk Kharan, and in Southern Sindh like Karachi Hydebarad Thatta Umarkot Tharparkar Sujawal.

But unfortunately our political Governments sees everything from political ayes. Turbat has only 1 seat in the National Assembly, so nobody is interested. Rather than Karachi or Punjab where they cashes their infrastructure development during election campaigns.
 

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China’s sponge city model can reduce urban flooding by 90%: expert​


By Fatima Javed | Gwadar Pro Jul 15, 2022



Adopting China’s sponge city model in major cities of Pakistan may reduce urban flooding by 90%. The model may help combat flooding, absorb carbon dioxide, increase animal and plant life, and expand green spaces.
Talking to Gwadar Pro, Additional Secretary Ministry of Climate Change Joudat Ayaz said, “if the same model is adopted in Pakistan with the Chinese assistance it can help Pakistan prevent flooding in major cities of Pakistan.”
He noted, “the model can be started from Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi which is severely affected every year by urban flooding, especially during the monsoon season.”
The sponge city model aims to use pervious pavements, rain gardens, green roofs, urban wetlands, and other innovations to absorb water during storms. The soil then purifies that water and gradually releases it – much like a sponge.
Faced with worsening urban floods, cities in China are embracing nature and building what is termed "sponge cities." Instead of relying on the "grey infrastructure" of levees, pipes, dams and channels, sponge cities allow urban areas to absorb water in times of high rainfall and release it in times of drought.
The 34-hectare ‘Qunli storm water park’ in the city of Harbin in northern China is one example of a successful sponge city. It collects, cleanses and stores stormwater, while also protecting the native natural habitat and providing a beautiful green public space for recreational use.
The government of Pakistan in the past adopted various strategies to avoid urban flooding including the installation of a rainwater harvesting system and the construction of large underground water tanks.
The first urban rainwater harvesting system was installed in the capital city of Islamabad in 2010 at the iconic Faisal Mosque to conserve 3 million litres of water.
On the other hand, in 2020 the Lahore city management launched its first underground water storage system to collect rainwater for reuse and reduce flooding in the city of over 11 million.
The Lahore Development Authority (LDA), in collaboration with its subsidiary Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA), developed the first rainwater storage in the city to recharge the depleting groundwater resources. So far 3 out of 22 underground tanks are constructed successfully.
Experts believe that climate change is the major cause of the heavier than average downpour in Pakistan. In the month of June- July, continuous rain in Pakistan has killed more than 150 people, triggering flash floods and affecting millions more.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) estimated that 91 women and children were among the dead. The rains have partially or fully damaged over 1000 houses, including five bridges, and power stations across the country.
The lower middle class and the poor have suffered the most from urban flooding in Pakistan.
 

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Infrastructure needs to be built vertically all these societies have encroached upon precious land due to inadequate Gov construction regulations and policies combined with people selling land to the next bidder all this is ruining the landscape and causing congestion strict rules should be given to housing societies to construct vertically this should be a priority alongside dams and canals it will save prized land and money moreover special awareness should be given for the preservation of forests, hills, water bodies, so not everything is a concrete jungle.
 
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