FAISALABAD - Under the Annual Development Programme of Punjab government, 567 development projects would be completed at a cost of Rs455.62 billion in the district, the administration claimed.
A meeting of District Coordination Committee (DCC) was held at Deputy Commissioner's Office with Provincial Parliamentary Secretary Ch Faqir Hussain Dogar. Deputy Commissioner Salman Ghani briefed the meeting about the pace and implementation process of the different development projects. Parliamentarians Mian Abdul Mannan, Mian Tahir Jamil, Haji Khalid Saeed, Azad Ali Tabasum, Dr. Najma Afzal, Ch Arif Mehmud, Rai Usman Kharal, Jafar Ali Hocha and others were present.
The meeting was informed that funds of Rs288.20 billion would be spent on the 13 development schemes of Wasa for the provision of clean drinking water and sewerage facilities while funds of Rs.2.94 billion would be spent on the completion of development schemes under the supervision of FDA. Moreover, 216 schemes of construction of roads would be completed at a cost of Rs9.17 billion and 112 schemes of public health engineering would be undertaken with the funds of Rs1 billion. Similarly, 5 development schemes of health sector would be completed at a cost of Rs1.476 billion and 4 schemes of higher education would be completed at a cost of Rs.85 million, it was told. The meeting was further informed that funds of Rs222.30 million would be spent on the 28 development schemes of Municipal Corporation and District Council while funds of Rs912 million had been earmarked for the 125 schemes for the provision of missing facilities of different schools in the district.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the target had been set for the completion of development schemes by the end of March of the current year for which funds have been provided during the current financial year. He said the executing department had been mobilised for timely completion of the schemes and strict monitoring of the construction work was being carried out regularly.
The parliamentarians were informed about the pace of development schemes in their concerned constituencies.