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Six development schemes worth Rs8.73bn okayed

By Our Correspondent
April 03, 2024
Chairman Planning and Development (P&D) Board Barrister Nabeel Ahmad Awan chairs a 49th meeting of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) on April 2, 2024. — Facebook/Planning & Development Board, Govt. of the Punjab
Chairman Planning and Development (P&D) Board Barrister Nabeel Ahmad Awan chairs a 49th meeting of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) on April 2, 2024. — Facebook/Planning & Development Board, Govt. of the Punjab

LAHORE: The 49th meeting of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) was held with Chairman Planning and Development (P&D) Board Barrister Nabeel Ahmad Awan in the chair, here on Tuesday.

The meeting approved six development schemes of various sectors at an estimated cost of Rs8.733 billion. The approved schemes included widening & improvement of Shahpur Bhera- Malikwal Road from Pull Wazidi to Shahpur, District Sargodha at the cost of Rs516.761 million; rehabilitation of old GT

Road in Okara City (Section from Bypass Sahiwal Side to Bypass Lahore Side), Tehsil Okara at the cost of Rs1.107 billion; rehabilitation widening & improvement of Shahpur Bhera-Malikwal Road, District Sargodha (Phase-I, Group-III, Pull Wazidi to Bhera, District Sargodha at the cost of Rs2.326 billion; rehabilitation of Depalpur Haveli Lakha Road via Bhuman Shah & Wasawala, Tehsil Depalpur, District Okara at the cost of Rs1.111 billion; rehabilitation of Depalpur-Basirpur Road, Tehsil Depalpur, District Okara at the cost of Rs1.124 billion; institutional strengthening of P&D Board and Capacity Building of Public Sector Employees (PRMPU component) at the cost of Rs2.548 billion. Planning and Board Secretary Dr Asif Tufail, Chief Economist Nasir Iqbal Malik, board members, heads of relevant departments and other senior representatives of the relevant provincial departments attended the meeting.

Cleanliness activities intensified

The Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) intensified its cleanliness activities in City and its suburbs on Tuesday.

During the past 24 hours, LWMC's cleaning teams have cleared open plots and removed garbage heaps from various areas of Nishtar Town. Under the guidance of LWMC Chief Executive Officer Babar Sahib Din, 13 open plots in Nishtar Town and 25 garbage points in areas, including Kot Lakhpat have been cleared.

This exertion is part of a larger initiative that has seen over 400 open plots and more than 2,000 garbage points cleared across the City. A special cleaning operation was under way in the suburbs, with loader dumper teams deployed in Pandoke, Sue-e-Asal, Kot Lakhpat, and Nishtar Town.

Open plots around Kamahan, Atari Saroba, Youhanabad, Gajjumata, and Kahna would also be cleared of garbage soon. The CEO emphasised that LWMC's operation teams are working in three shifts to achieve zero waste in both urban areas and rural Union Councils and ensuring a clean environment for the people of Lahore as a top priority.