LAHORE, (Muzaffargarh.City – 16th Jan, 2017 ) : Rs 282 billion has been released for execution of 6,080 development projects across Punjab during the first half of the current financial year 2016-17.
This includes Rs 44.5 billion for education, Rs 29.8 billion for health, Rs 24 billion for water supply & sanitation and Rs 3 billion for sports & youth affairs. During the current financial year, unprecedented allocations have been made for the development of health, education, agriculture, irrigation and infrastructure development sectors, a spokesman for the Planning and Development Department said, here on Monday.
These funds have been released for execution of schemes all-over Punjab without any discrimination. He said that full funds for all ongoing development projects of ADP 2016-17 were released during the first week of July, 2016 enabling the executing agencies to start development work at all projects.
Giving details, he said that a number of projects are being implemented in these areas, a few of them included: Multan Metro Bus Project is being completed during the current year at a cost of Rs 30 billion, Expansion of Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital in Muzaffargarh, Rs.9 billion; Khawaja Fareed Engineering & I.T.
3 billion, Upgradation of DHQ Hospitals to Teaching Hospitals in Sialkot, Sahiwal, Gujranwala and DG Khan at a cost of Rs 12 billion, Revamping of all DHQ hospitals and 15 THQ hospitals in Punjab at a cost of Rs 5 billion, Khadim-e-Punjab school Programme, Rs 50 billion, Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Road Programme, Rs 150 billion, Trible Area Development project for DG Khan and Rajanpur districts, Rs 3.381 billion, development schemes for Cholistan Development Authority, Rs 2.712 billion.
Development projects for Barani areas, Rs 358 million; New Khanki Barrage, Rs 23 billion; Rehabilitation of Trimu Barrage, Rs 17 billion; Construction of small dams, Rs 7 billion; Agriculture Development Package, Rs 20 billion, establishment of University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences at Bahawalpur, Rs 3 billion.
Construction of Canal Expressway from Gutwala to Sahiawala, Faisalabad, Rs 6 billion; Improvement of Jhal Khanuwana Chowk, Faisalabad, Rs 2.5 billion, Completion of 13 Sewerage/ Water Supply schemes of WASA, Multan, Rs 3.67 billion, Dualisation of road from Bahawalpur to Hasilpur, Rs 5 billion, Construction of Flyover on GT Road at Aziz Cross Road, Gujranwala, Rs 6.6 billion; and Dualization of Muridke-Narowal Road at a total cost of Rs 4.4 billion.