Uplift schemes worth $150m to be launched in Bahawalpur

Projects will be started under Asian Development Bank Programme

Our Correspondent March 31, 2019
Projects will be started under Asian Development Bank Programme. PHOTO: FILE

BAHALWALPUR: Development projects worth $150 million will be launched in Bahawalpur under the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Programme.

According to a statement issued on Saturday after Bahawalpur Municipal Corporation Mayor Aqeel Najam Hashmi’s meeting with an ADB Programme team, the uplift schemes are part of the ‘Clean and Green Bahawalpur’ initiative.

The mayor said the initiative encompasses provision of clean drinking water, urban transport, installation of a new sewerage system from Koh-e-Noor Hotel to Laal Bagh and from Dewanwali Pulli to the bypass and other schemes.

The corporation’s chairman, Qayyum Azam, said development and public welfare projects in Bahawalpur were the need of the hour and would raise the living standard of residents.

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ADB Programme Head Loyd Wright said the meeting with the city’s officials was productive and many development projects were discussed. He added that work on these schemes would start in the coming fiscal year.

Later, the ADB Programme delegation met Bahawalpur Division Commissioner Nayyar Iqbal.