Annual meeting: Funds allocated for RY Khan development projects

DCO chairs meeting to decide funding for development schemes in district.


Our Correspondent August 11, 2014

BAHAWALPUR: The annual meeting of the Rahim Yar Khan Developmental Committee was held on Monday. The meeting, chaired by Rahim Yar Khan DCO Nabeel Javed, decided funding for development schemes.

More than Rs4 billion was allocated for the construction of a road and bridge on the Indus River at Acha Bangla and Rs800 million was released for the project.

Rs3.5 billion was allocated for the Khawaja Ghulam Fareed University of Information Technology and Rs800 million was released.

Rs1.54 billion was allocated for the expansion of the Palace Road from Dari Sanghi to the Shaikh Zayed Palace and Rs100 million was released.

Over 432 million was allocated for various schemes in Khanpur and Rs100 million was released.

Around Rs289 million was allocated for the expansion of the road from Zahirpur to Khanpur and Rs100 million was released for the project by the officials.

The meeting allocated Rs106 million for the construction of a degree college for women in Rahim Yar Khan and released Rs50 million for the project.

For the construction of a general bus stand in Rahim Yar Khan, Rs195 million was allocated and Rs60 million was released.

Around Rs64 million was allocated for the construction of the Abbasia Underpass and Rs50 million was released.

For the construction of a women’s college in Manthaar, Rs50 million was allocated and Rs46 million was released as first installment.

The meeting allocated Rs138 million for the construction of a road from Taranda Muhammad Panah to Allahabad and released Rs50 million for the project.

Rs366 million was allocated for the construction of a road from Patan Minara to Manthaar and Rs50 million was released for the project.

Rs207 million was allocated for various water supply schemes in Feroza and Rs70 million was released for the projects.

Rs222 million were allocated for the construction of girls and boys degree colleges in Taranda Muhammad Panah, while Rs80 million were released for the projects.

For the construction of a boys degree college in Mianwali Qureshian, Rs111 million was allocated and Rs40 million was released.

The officials allocated Rs30 million for the expansion of the Government Boys Degree College, Khanpur, while Rs15 million was released for the purpose.

Rs46 million was allocated for the construction of boundary walls in 27 graveyards in Rahim Yar Khan.

Addressing the meeting, the DCO said that contractors should ensure the timely completion of the schemes.

“No negligence or corruption will be tolerated. The administration will take stern action if a complaint is received,” Javed said.

The DCO reprimanded the Public Health Department officials for the delay in the completion of sewerage schemes in Khanpur.

He also took note of the substandard work done on the Airport Road in Rahim Yar Khan and directed the Works department officials to take action against the contractor.

He directed the officials to repair the road within a week.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th,2014.

 

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