Punjab govt approves nine uplift schemes


The Punjab government has approved nine uplift schemes which will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 13,518.953 million in the province.
According to a press release issued on Wednesday, the approval for the project was given in the 36th meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP), presided over by Planning and Development Board Chairman Javaid Aslam.
The approved schemes include the up-gradation of the WASA mechanical system for Faisalabad at a cost of Rs 968 million, the establishment of the Government Degree College for Women in Gawalmandi, Lahore at a cost of Rs 331.204 million, the implementation of the master plan for Lahore General Hospital, at a cost of Rs 957.800 million, the widening of the 4.6 km long Suraj Miani Road from Katchery Chowk to the Northern Bypass in Multan City at a cost of Rs 373.174 million.
The project also includes the widening of the road from the Niaz Petrol Pump to the Deewan Wali Pully in Bahawalpur at a cost of Rs 303.275 million, the construction of Bus Rapid Transit System on Ferozepur Road and the rehabilitation of the Muridke Branch System at a cost of Rs 324.832 million. The P and D Board members and representatives of the finance, environment, health, higher education, communication and works, transport, irrigation and housing and urban development departments attended the meeting.