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Lahore

July 18, 2017

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‘Rural roads rehabilitation to boost economy’

‘Rural roads rehabilitation to boost economy’

LAHORE: Punjab Communication and Works Minister Malik Tanveer Aslam has said thousands of kilometre long carpeted roads constructed under Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Programme in rural areas is a game changer for the promotion of rural economy. 

He said this is the largest programme of construction and rehabilitation of rural roads in the history of the country as the rural population has got better transport facilities after the construction of carpeted roads in their areas and this has also left positive impacts on rural economy. This has helped the farmers to take their agri-produces to the marketplaces. It is heartening that this revolutionary programme has benefited the major portion of the rural population.

The minister said Khadim-e-Punjab Rural Roads Programme is a unique and innovative initiative which has transformed the lifestyle of the rural population. Construction of quality roads has tremendously benefited the farming community and other people living in rural areas. He said so far more than Rs 67 billion have been spent on this programme and around seven thousand-kilometre-long carpeted roads have been constructed in rural areas of the province. He said speedy, qualitative and transparent completion of development projects is the policy of the Punjab government and this policy has been applied to ensure high quality construction of rural roads as this programme is of utmost importance.

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