CM Maryam reviews rehabilitation of roads, BHUs, RHUs

CM orders swift execution of Lahore development plan

LAHORE   -  Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif, chairing a meeting here on Wednesday, reviewed rehabilitation of roads, basic health units (BHUs) and rural health centres (RHCs) across Punjab. She said that transparency should be ensured in construction and rehabilitation of roads and hospitals, adding that she will go and review these projects herself. Maryam Nawaz directed to complete Lahore Ring Road SL-3 project as soon as possible, besides taking immediate steps, in collaboration with the federal government, for the construction of SL-4 at the earliest. Recommendations for the construction of Deepalpur-Layyah Road besides other roads were also discussed in the meeting. Madam Chief Minister directed to plant trees on road sides, including 100,000 trees along Gujranwala-Lahore Expressway. Earlier, the chief minister was briefed that under “Sarkein Bahaal… Punjab Khushhal (Roads Restored... Punjab Prosperous) Programme,” the construction, repair and rehabilitation of 590 arterial and connector roads across Punjab have started. So far, 04 roads have been rehabilitated, while work is in progress on 05 others. It was told that the construction work on Muridke-Narowal, Painsara- Shorkot, Jhangra-Ahmedpur Sharqia, Chawinda-Sabz Pir and Zafar Wall roads is in full swing. It was told that Bahawalpur to Jhangra East will be the most beautiful expressway of Punjab. It was briefed that an investor conference will be held in May for the construction of Multan- Vihari Expressway. The CM was also apprised that the construction and maintenance of health centers in Phoolnagar, Manga, Shamke Bhattian and Ferozwala has been completed, while the work is in full swing on rest of them. She directed to complete the upgrading of health centers on war footing. Senior Provincial Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Provincial Minister for Communication and Works Sohaib Ahmed Malik, Chairman Planning and Development Board and Secretary Construction and Works attended the meeting. Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif, chairing a meeting to review progress on Lahore development plan here on Wednesday, ordered early completion of the plan. The CM directed to undertake construction, rehabilitation of Lahore’s streets, bazaars along with provision of streetlights and completion of drainage projects within three months. A comprehensive briefing was given on the construction and rehabilitation of Lahore’s streets, roads, sanitation and other affairs. It was decided to undertake monitoring of Lahore development plan through the geographical information system. The NesPak and Environment specialists would also provide assistance in the Lahore development plan. It was informed during the meeting that the projects pertaining to environment protection, restoration of parks and their beauty are also included in the Lahore development plan. The CM highlighted that construction and rehabilitation of roads being neglected for a long period of time would be undertaken. “I want to see all streets and bazaars neat and clean. The issues of sewerage system should also be fixed,” she said. Senior Provincial Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Former Senator Pervaiz Rasheed, Provincial Ministers Bilal Yasin, Syed Ashiq Kirmani, MPA Sania Ashiq, Principal Secretary to CM, Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner Lahore attended the meeting.

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