Punjab govt approves five development schemes worth Rs4.6bn

LAHORE: The Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP)-Punjab has approved five development schemes of various sectors with an estimated cost of Rs4.592 billion.

The schemes were approved in the 19th PDWP meeting of the fiscal year 2020-21, chaired by Planning & Development Board Chairman Hamed Yaqoob Sheikh. All P&D board members, relevant provincial secretaries, Senior Chief (Coordination) Javed Latif, Assistant Chief (Coordination) Shahid Idrees and other representatives of departments concerned were present on the occasion.

According to the P&D spokesperson, the approved development schemes included ‘construction of a dual carriageway from Faisalabad Dry Port to Sahianwala via Chak Jhumra (19.27-km)’ at a cost of Rs1.13 billion; ‘feasibility study for mega water supply scheme for Ahmadpur East, district Bahawalpur (PC-II)’ at a cost of Rs12.383 million; ‘construction of a spur at Lalu Daira Shah in district Dera Ghazi Khan’ at a cost of Rs1.1 billion; ‘feasibility study for remodeling of Bambanwali-Ravi-Bedian-Dipalpur (BRBD) link canal to meet shortage in Lahore and Kasur (PC-II)’ at a cost of Rs118.006 million; and ‘Land Records Services at Qanungoi level (revised)’ at a cost of Rs2.21 billion.

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