Work on mega projects progressing rapidly: Governor

MULTAN: Punjab Governor Malik Mohammad Rafique Rajwana on Tuesday said that work on different mega projects was in progress with rapid pace and their completion would surely facilitate the masses.

The Punjab Governor expressed these views while reviewing uplift projects in a meeting, here.

He said that new energy units would resolve issue of electricity loadshedding. Similarly, steps were underway for plantation at new judicial complex, construction of chambers and safe city project, he added.

Commissioner Multan Division Bilal Ahmed Butt informed the Governor that they were receiving funds regularly for execution of the uplift schemes in the city.

Regional Police Officer Mohammad Idrees Ahmed briefed the Governor that the crime rate was in complete control. He said that CTD was arresting different terrorists. Similarly, work on safe city project was also heading forward with rapid pace, he added.

Deputy Commissioner Nadir Chathha also informed the Punjab Governor that 99 percent work on new judicial complex had been completed, however, they were awaiting funds for beautification. The Punjab Governor directed the Deputy Commissioner to assign duty of beautification to PHA.

About WASA schemes, Managing Director Rao Mohammad Qasim stated that two big schemes were in progress in the city. Similarly, a project worth Rs 75 million was also being prepared to drain out sewerage water in River Chenab.

MEPCO Chief Mohammad Akram informed that rehabilitation programme had been launched to reduce line losses. Similarly, a summary was being prepared to make another two distribution companies, one in Sahiwal and second in Bahawalpur, he said and added the two new companies would also help reduce burden of Mepco. He further informed that transmission lines were also being upgraded. He also hoped that new energy units would end electricity loadshedding.

Following these briefing sessions, Punjab Governor Malik Mohammad Rafique Rajwana met with different citizens and assured them of cooperation.