Improving infrastructure: 17 development schemes approved

The schemes will be completed at a cost of Rs37.39b

Our Correspondent June 20, 2015
The schemes will be completed at a cost of Rs37.39b. PHOTO: EXPRESS


The Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) has approved 17 development schemes at a cost of Rs37.39 billion. The schemes were approved at the PDWP’s 48th meeting in 2014-15, presided over by Planning and Development Board Chairman Muhammad Irfan Elahi.

The schemes include construction of signal-free junctions at Qainchi, Ghazi Road and Khaira, Lahore, at a cost of Rs6.5 billion; construction of 25.2-kilometre Canal Expressway from Gatwala bridge to Sahianwala, Faisalabad, for Rs6.7 billion; provision of sewerage system in UC 117,118, and 120, Lahore, at a cost of Rs6.4 billion, Lahore WASA drains’ rehabilitation (Birdwood drain, Central Drain and Cantonment Drain from Multan Road to Babu Sabu) at a cost of Rs2.7 billion; making operational linear accelerator at Nishtar Hospital Multan’s Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology at a cost of Rs325 million; construction of a residential colony at Ghazi Khan Medical College, Dera Ghazi Khan, at a cost of Rs278 million; selective lining of irrigation channels in the Punjab Phase-III (revised) at a cost of Rs2.5 billion; enhancing desilting capability of the Irrigation Department at a cost of Rs275 million; construction of an interchange at Saggian Chowk at a cost of Rs2.18 billion; widening of Eastern Bypass (14.25 kilometres) in Gujranwala at a cost of Rs915 million; widening of Gujranwala-Sialkot Road (Gujranwala-to-Daska section) at a cost of Rs2.1 billion; widening and improvement of Kahuta-Karot Road (31.17 kilometres), Rawalpindi, at a cost of Rs585 million; construction of New Bhaun Bypass (11 kilometres) in Chakwal at a cost of Rs175 million; construction of a bridge on River Indus near Miranpur at a cost of Rs2.1 billion; widening of Sahiwal-Arifwala Road at a cost of Rs1.5 billion; construction of a bridge on River Ravi at Qutab Shahana in Sahiwal at a cost of Rs1.7 billion and capacity building of the Directorate General Monitoring and Evaluation (DGM&E) at a cost of Rs244 million.

Planning and Development Secretary Waseem Ajmal Chaudhry and members of the Planning and Development Board attended the meeting.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 21st, 2015.


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