Punjab Government Approved in a meeting "Food Grain Silos Project in Province" presided over by the Minister for P&D.
“Establishment of Food Grain Silos in Public Private Partnership will be significant achievement towards appropriate wheat storage in Punjab; as there is a dire shortage of food grain silos in the province. It is very important for the Government to build new silos. I believe that these silos will be used as multipurpose for improved food storage in the province”. These views were expressed by Malik Nadeem Kamran Minister Planning and Development Department while giving the approval of Food Grain Silos project in the 29th Steering Committee (SC) meeting held at P&D Complex Lahore.
Agha Waqar Javed, Punjab Member PPP Cell P&D while discussing the scope of the Food Grain Silos project informed the Steering Committee that 40-Silos will be constructed in partnership with private sector under BOO (Build-Own-Operate) modality. Member (PPP) further stated that Punjab Government is encouraging the private investments in these sectors.
Addressing the Meeting, Shaukat Ali Secretary Food Punjab told that these Silos will be used for the storage of wheat or any other important crop as well.
In the meeting, PPP Steering Committee also approved Project Development Facility (PDF) funding for the Dualization of Sheikhupura-Hafizabad road under PPP mode and Combined Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) at Sundar Industrial Estate. Representatives of Finance, Communication and Works, Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Food and other Departments also attended the meeting.