We keep our promises: PDMA DG


Provincial Disaster Management Authority Director General Mujahid Sherdil has said the government has honoured the promise of rehabilitation of the flood-affected through the construction of 22 model villages equipped with modern facilities for the calamity stricken people. He said construction of model villages would usher in a new culture in backward and far-flung areas and bring about a visible change in their lifestyle. He said model villages had been constructed with a sum of Rs 1.6 billion.
He was presiding over departmental meeting. Mujahid Sherdil said Punjab government was utilising all available resources for the welfare and betterment of the people and special attention was being paid to the provision of basic amenities to the masses. He said the worst flood in the history of the country last year had caused large scale devastation especially in Punjab due to which a number of villages were wiped out and losses of billions of rupees were caused. He said the government had spared no effort in the provision of help and assistance to the affected and construction work of 22 model villages under rehabilitation programme had been completed which were being handed over to the calamity-stricken people through transparent balloting. He said potable water, schools, dispensaries, solar energy, biogas, health centres, veterinary dispensaries, cemented streets, livestock sheds, vocational centres and other facilities had been provided in these villages. He said these model villages were reflective of good governance of the government and its people friendly policies.