Minister breaks ground on 10th Avenue project

Asad Umar says work on Rs10b project to start within few days


APP December 05, 2021
Minister for Planning Asad Umar. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:

Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Asad Umar performed the groundbreaking ceremony of 10th Avenue on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, Umar said that the project would be completed at a cost of more than Rs10 billion and the work would start in the next few days. The project would be completed in 18 months, he added.

There are three requirements to complete the project on time. The National Logistic Cell (NLC) will start working on three points simultaneously on IJP Road, Srinagar Highway and from centre of the project.

The minister said the sectors I-9 and I-10 were the most congested areas, and did not have their own dedicated roads.

Umar said the work of IJ Principle road, and Margalla Avenue toward Sangjani would also be competed. He said that the government in collaboration with Pakistan Council of Research and Water Resources (PCRWR) installed 100 new tube-wells in the Capital Development Authority (CDA) sectors and 50 tube-wells in other housing sectors of the city.

He said that the government also brought two new big projects in health, one in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and the other in the form of Polyclinic extension in sector G-11.

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Umar said that from next month, every citizen of Islamabad and Rawalpindi would get the Sehat Insaaf Card, under which they could avail medical treatments worth Rs1 million in one year. He said that the current government was spending money on the people as compared to the previous governments, which always increased their properties. He added that the incumbent government’s determination for progress continues, and promises are being fulfilled.

The minister said that a local government system has also been introduced in Islamabad and Punjab.

Adviser to Prime Minister on Capital Development Authority Affairs Ali Nawaz Awan also attended the ceremony.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 5th, 2021.

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