DCO wants uplift projects completed on time

Says Wasa officials need to ‘tighten their belts’.

Our Correspondent November 12, 2013
Says Wasa officials need to ‘tighten their belts’. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE


District Coordination Officer Noorul Amin Mengal on Monday ordered the Faisalabad Development Authority engineers to expedite work on Millat Road and Canal Road projects.

He was presiding over a meeting at the FDA Complex to review progress on the project.

Additional Director General Muhammad Ahmad Rajbana gave briefing about the ongoing and new development projects, major initiatives and performance of the FDA.

Taking notice of the delay in completion of the Millat Road construction, the DCO said he did not want any further delay. He said he would ensure provision of funds.

He directed the Water and Sanitation Agency officials to complete the construction of sewerage system and ordered the Lyallpur Town TMA to support the FDA in laying asphalt on the road. He ordered the FDA, the Wasa, the TMA and the Solid Waste Management officials to remove the debris from the Canal Road in two days. He said the debris was delaying the development of green belts along the road.

He asked the Punjab Horticulture Authority officers to prepare a comprehensive plan in a week for the restoration and beautification of green belts, intersections and traffic islands. The DCO also stressed the need for devising proper infrastructure for traffic management in the city and installation of direction signs on major roads.

He said the FDA needed to improve its performance. He asked for a list of all FDA property that could be auctioned to raise funds. Expressing his concern over complaints of poor performance of Wasa officials, the DCO warned the agency to ‘tighten their belts’.

He later visited the FDA City Housing Scheme on Sargodha Road. The FDA additional director general informed the DCO about steps taken for electricity and water supply in the scheme.

The dengue check

Also on Monday, Commissioner Sardar Akram Javed and DCO Mengal visited tyre-markets and junkyards in the city to check the dengue mosquito breeding situation.

The commissioner and the DCO also visited Allied Hospital to check treatment arrangements for dengue patients. Punjab Medical College Principal Dr Zahid Yasin Hashmi informed the officials that there were three dengue patients in Allied Hospital. He said all three of them had been affected while they were outside the district.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 12th, 2013.


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