LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that provision of modern transport facilities to the people is among the top priorities of the government. He said an effective policy for solid waste management and provision of a healthy environment to the citizens was also being implemented and an agreement was being signed with Istanbul Municipality (Turkey) in this regard. He was presiding over a meeting regarding transport facilities to the people and solid waste management in the City on Sunday. Chairman Lahore Transport Company Kh Ahmed Hasaan, Secretary Transport, Managing Director Solid Waste Management and Chief Executive Officer Lahore Transport Company were present on the occasion. The chief minister said negotiations were being held with Korea and other countries for providing better transport facilities to the people of the province. He said in addition to provision of transport facilities, planning was also being made for the construction of parking plazas. He said the state-of-the-art Park & Ride project in Liberty Market had been completed in a record period of time while suitable sites were being identified for the construction of twelve more parking plazas in the provincial metropolis on the same pattern. Shahbaz Sharif directed Chairman Lahore Transport Company to take all possible measures for providing quality transport facilities to the people as soon as possible. He said an agreement was being reached with Istanbul Municipality for solid waste management in the provincial metropolis and the document would be signed on Dec 27. Chairman Lahore Transport Co Kh Ahmed Hasaan briefed the chief minister about provision of transport facilities to the people and construction of parking plazas. Managing Director Solid Waste Management highlighted the salient features of the agreement to be signed with Istanbul Municipality. Meanwhile, during a meeting with assembly members, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said corruption and misappropriation of funds in the development projects had become a thing of the past and public money was being utilised in a transparent manner. He said culture of transparency had been promoted in the province and the condition of third party audit of all development projects was being strictly implemented. He said third party audit system was also introduced in the last tenure of his govt but during the dictatorial era this condition was withdrawn and public funds were looted mercilessly.