Civic spending: Sharp decline in transport budget

Allocation for the transport sector has been reduced from Rs6.36 billion to Rs109 million.


Rameez Khan June 13, 2014
Rs1.85 billion has been earmarked for three ongoing schemes and Rs1.63 billion for 12 new projects in the 2014-15 fiscal. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE:


The budgetary allocation for the transport sector has been reduced from Rs6.36 billion in 2013-14 to Rs109 million in 2014-15.


Rs10 million has been approved for a new scheme and Rs99 million for two ongoing schemes in the provincial budget.

Rs3.48 billion for LG, community development

The government has earmarked Rs3.48 billion for the Local Government (LG) and Community Development Department.

The amount will be spent on developing modern cattle markets, eliminating ponds from villages and piloting a solid waste management model in the rural areas.

Rs1.85 billion has been earmarked for three ongoing schemes and Rs1.63 billion for 12 new projects in the 2014-15 fiscal.

Rs17.1 billion for water, sanitation

Rs17.1 billion has been reserved for providing water and sanitation facilities to at least half of the population of the country’s most populous province by 2015.

Rs6.59 billion has been allocated for sanitation, Rs3.53 billion for urban sewerage schemes, Rs1.75 billion for rural drainage schemes and waste water treatment plants, Rs500 million for rural ponds and Rs350 million for solid waste management in rural. Rs8.05 billion will be spent on 207 ongoing schemes and Rs2.93 billion on 162 new schemes planned for water and sanitation facilities in the province.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 14th, 2014.

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