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Punjab Government rapidly implementing its Development Projects across the Punjab

16 Jan, 2017

Total development programme of Rs.550 B was approved by the Provincial Assembly for the financial year 2016-17 which was 38% higher than the development programme of last year. Out of this development budget, Rs.169 billion has been earmarked for Social Sectors included Rs.42.5 billion for Health, Rs.68 billioin for Education whereas Rs.158 billion for Infrastructure Development which included Roads, Irrigation and Public Building Sectors and an amount of Rs.29.2 billion has been allocated for development of Agriculture and Livestock Sectors, told P&D Spokesman.

During first half of the current financial year 2016-17 an amount of Rs.282 billion has been released for the implementation of 6080 development projects across the Punjab. This included Rs.44.5 billion for Education, Rs.29.8 billion for Health, Rs.24 billion for Water Supply & Sanitation and Rs.3 billion for Sports & Youth Affairs. During current financial year, unprecedented allocations have been made for the development of Health, Education, Agriculture, Irrigation and infrastructure Development Sectors.

These funds have been released against the implementation of schemes all over the Punjab without any geographical discrimination. Further added that full funds against all ongoing development projects of ADP 2016-17 were released during first week of July, 2016 enabling the executing agencies to start development work at all the projects. A number of projects are being implemented in these areas, a few of them included: Multan Metro Bus Project is being completed during current year at the cost of Rs.30 B, Expansion of Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital in Muzaffargarh at the cost of Rs.9 B, Khawaja Fareed Engineering & I.T. University at Rahim Yar Khan at the cost of Rs.3.8 B, Cardiac Surgery Block at BV Hospital, Bahawalpur at the cost of Rs.1.3 B, Upgradation of DHQ Hospitals to the level of Teaching Hospital at Sialkot, Sahiwal, Gujranwala and D.G. Khan at the cost of Rs.12 B, Revamping of all DHQ Hospitals and 15 THQ Hospitals in Punjab at the cost of Rs.5 B, Khadim-e-Punjab School Programme at the cost of Rs.50 B, Khadim-e-Punjab Rural road programme at the cost of Rs.150 B, Trible Area Development Project for D.G. Khan and Rajanpur Areas Districts (Rs.3.381 B), Development schemes for Cholistan Development Authority (Rs.2.712 B), Development projects for barani areas (Rs.358 million), New Khanki Barrage (Rs.23 B), Rehabilitation of Trimu Barrage (Rs.17 B), Construction of small dams (Rs.7 B), Agriculture Development Package (Rs.20 B), Establishment of University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences at Bahawalpur (Rs.3 B), Construction of Canal Expressway from Gutwala to Sahiawala, Faisalabad (Rs.6 B), Improvement of Jhal Khanuwana Chowk, Faisalabad (Rs.2.5 B), Completion of 13 Sewerage / Water Supply schemes of WASA, Multan (Rs.3.67 B), Dualization of Road from Bahawalpur to Hasilpur at the cost of Rs.5 B, Construction of Flyover on G.T. Road at Aziz Cross Road, Gujranwala at the cost of Rs.6.6 B and Dualization of Muridkey Narowal Road with total cost of Rs.4.4 billion.