FAISALABAD: Faisalabad Division Commissioner Captain (r) Nasim Nawaz said on Wednesday that a number of development projects had been planned for Faisalabad. He said Rs12 billion had been allocated for this purpose.
He was addressing a 28-member team of the 17th Senior Management Course Officers from Karachi at his office. The team was on a one-day study tour of Faisalabad.
Chief Instructor Shaukat Hussain, Assistant Commissioner Mehr Shafqatullah Mushtaq and Assistant Commissioner Rafia Haider also attended the meeting.
The commissioner said Rs6 billion would be spent on the construction of a signal-free three-lane expressway over a stretch of 25 kilometres. He said the expressway would be connected to Sahian Wala motorway which would help reduce travelling time between Lahore and Faisalabad by 30 minutes.
He said Rs2 billion had been allocated for Jhal Chowk underpass and flyover.
The commissioner told the team that a children’s hospital was being constructed at a cost of Rs1 billion.
He said this would be the second biggest children’s hospital in the world.
He said a number of development projects were being executed in Faisalabad.
He appreciated the efforts of industrialists and philanthropists in donating sizeable funds for welfare projects.
The commissioner said maintenance of law and order was a top priority of the district administration. He gave an overview of the divisional and district structure of local government in Faisalabad and briefed the delegation about health, agriculture and education projects in the region
Later, the team visited the University of Agriculture Faisalabad Dry Port and the Customs Collectorate.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 4th, 2015.