Rs288 bln to be spent on clean drinking water, sewerage facilities in Lahore district

LAHORE: As many as 567 development projects will be completed at the cost of Rs455. 62 billion in the district under the Annual Development Programme of the Punjab government.

Deputy Commissioner Salman Ghani said this while chairing a meeting of District Coordination Committee held here on Saturday. Provincial Parliamentary Secretary Chaudhry Faqir Hussain Dogar was the chief guest on the occasion.

Parliamentarians Mian Abdul Mannan, Mian Tahir Jamil, Haji Khalid Saeed, Azad Ali Tabassum, Dr Najma Afzal, Chaudhry Arif Mehmud, Rai Usman Kharal, Jafar Ali Hocha and others also attended the meeting.

Salman Ghani briefed the meeting about the pace and implementation process of the different development projects.

The meeting was informed that funds of Rs288. 20 billion would be spent on 13 development schemes of WASA for the provision of clean drinking water and sewerage facilities to the people while funds of Rs2. 94 billion would be spent on the completion of development schemes.

Moreover, 216 schemes of construction of roads would be completed at a cost of Rs 9. 17 billion and 112 schemes of public health engineering would be undertaken with funds of Rs1 billion, similarly, five development schemes of the health sector would be completed at the cost of Rs1. 476 billion and four schemes of higher education would be completed at the cost of Rs85 million.