Chairman KPT Inaugurates Boat Basin Jetty Phase-I

Chairman KPT Rear Admiral (R) Jamil Akhtar HI (M), T.Bt inaugurated Keamari Boat Basin Jetty on Independence Day to facilitate/support docking of boats and commuters who either use the jetty for entertainment purpose or for transportation between Keamari, Manora and other nearby islands. The jetty complex at Boat Basin was initially constructed much before the partition and due to deterioration a new facility was required on emergent basis. The construction has cost PKR 720 million to KPT which includes all consultancies. It attained completion under the supervision of consultant “Zaheeruddin Consultants Pvt Limited in January 2020. Consultancy services for planning, detailed designing (including tender documents) was done by “NESPAK” and thereafter its contract was awarded to “Iqbal-Crescent (JV)”.Its salient features includes constructions of the following.(a) Material Pier for shifting of daily consumable items for Islanders, (b) 243 Meters long main boat basin jetty, (c) Parking Area, (d) Floating Pontoon, (e) Waiting Rooms, (f ) Toilet Blocks and (g) Survey Room for Hydrographic Department.KPT has dedicated this state of the art Boat Basin Jetty as gift to nation on the occasion of Independence Day of motherland Pakistan. KPT has always supported the Islanders and commuters and have constructed even jetties for the fishing Island community in the past as part of its corporate social responsibility. Karachi Port infrastructure is being upgraded as well offering additional facilities to port users, while meeting all kind of operational requirements in a befitting manner, which is indubitably a major achievement of the port