Govt to address urban issues with international donors’ help

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The Punjab government has decided to initiate a dialogue with international donor agencies with an aim to resolve different urban issues faced by the province, a private media reported Monday.

According to reports, the government will be reaching out to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other global institutions.

Punjab Senior Minister Aleem Khan will also meet representatives of the donors and take them into confidence regarding ongoing and future development projects.

The foreign institutions will be briefed on the priorities of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government whereas the two sides will also exchange views on grants for uplift projects in big cities.

According to Khan, talks will also be held on social sector reforms and resolution of several urban issues is on cards as well.

He said foreign donors would also be told about water projects for rural areas and a round-table conference is also expected in this regard.

Khan said donor agencies had complete confidence in the government of Imran Khan. “We will also take different donors on board regarding the ongoing uplift projects.”

He stressed that the PTI government would move forward with a vision.