Construction of playgrounds under way across province: Bushra Rind

Balochistan govt spokesperson says work on various development projects initiated

APP February 07, 2019
MoU worth $104 million has been signed with the Asian Development Bank to address water shortage, the spokesperson says. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The Balochistan government has initiated work on various development projects in the province during the current fiscal year.

Balochistan government spokesperson Bushra Rind told APP on Tuesday that the government would construct playgrounds in all the districts of the province, adding that work was under way on construction of playgrounds.

She said, “Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has directed the members of the provincial assembly to supervise the development work in their respective constituencies.”

Rind said work was also being started on the formulation of new mineral policy 2019, adding that reforms would also be brought in the Levies force.

The spokesperson said the CM has conducted a number of meetings with the opposition parties to bring reforms in the Local Government Act in the province.

She said the chief minister has started the safe citizen project and distributed free helmets among motorcyclists for their safety.
The spokesperson said the CM also allocated an amount of Rs3,700 million for the health sector under the Awami Endowment Fund.

She said the government also directed the provincial administration to complete the road construction projects at the earliest in various districts of the province.

She said, “The government is also planning to establish libraries in schools and universities, adding that the administration was responsible for making sure of furniture availability at educational institutions, including colleges and universities.

Rind said that a summary had been approved to convert the food department into food authority.

“A pilot survey has been initiated to explore mines industry in the province,” she said, adding that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth $104 million had also been signed with the Asian Development Bank to address water shortage.


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