DCO Noorul Amin Mengal said on Sunday Rs965 million would be spent on the improvement of eight roads in rural areas in Faisalabad.
He was speaking at a ceremony to start work on Awagat-Khurarianwala Road, 25 kilometres from Faisalabad. The event marked the launch of the Khadim-i-Punjab Rural Roads Programme. Federal Parliamentary Secretary Talal Badar Chaudhry was also present.
The 10-km road would be built at a cost of Rs87 million.
Chaudhry said roads over 2,000 kilometres would be improved under the Rs15 billion Khadim-i-Punjab Rural Roads Programme.
He said consultants of good repute would be hired for the project. “The scheme will help farmers bring there produce to market in time,” he said.
Mengal said the programme would leave a positive impact on the rural economy and development. He said the roads to be covered under the scheme had been selected with the consultation of parliamentarians.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 6th, 2015.