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June 14, 2021

LDA chief engineer wants speedy work on projects

 
June 14, 2021

LAHORE:The newly-appointed Lahore Development Authority (LDA) chief engineer took charge of his seat and visited different ongoing projects in the provincial metropolis on Sunday.

Chief Engineer Mazhar Hussain Khan told the scribe that he wanted to speed up the work on the projects and he would ensure quality of the construction material. He said no compromise would be made on the construction standards in mega projects.

Recently the Punjab government removed LDA Chief Engineer Abdul Razzaq on delay in completion of various development projects and appointed Mazhar Khan as chief engineer. The main purpose of this change was to expedite ongoing development projects in the City, LDA officials said, adding Mazhar Khan had already served as LDA chief engineer and had completed some of the mega projects in the City.

Mazhar Khan said that he would complete the electrification works at the mega project of LDA City on priority while gas related infrastructure too would be completed as soon as possible.

He said the project of construction of sports complexes in different areas of Lahore would be completed soon. He said various projects related to patchwork of City roads and provision of missing facilities like streetlights in Johar Town, Gulberg and other localities would also be completed on a priority basis.

LWMC CEO: Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) Chief Executive Officer Rafia Haider paid surprise visits to the workshops and the field on Sunday morning and checked the presence of cleaning vehicles and sanitary workers in the field.

During the visits, all the 32 vehicles leaving the Outfall Workshop were found in the field while all the 26 vehicles leaving the Children's Workshop were found to be engaged in field operations. Further, the attendance record of workshop employees and drivers was also found to be correct.

While talking to media, she said that the purpose of surprise checking was to verify the reports coming from the field. The presence of technical staff in the workshop for repairing vehicles was being ensured 24 hours a day and the stock of tires and batteries was being calculated as required. She said that cleaning up the City before sunrise was a top priority and making sure that all the vehicles will be out in the field.

Citizens should also support the department in maintaining cleanliness, she said, adding instead of dumping garbage, they should put it in the garbage bins installed by LWMC. She asked the people to use the helpline 1139 and the Clean Lahore app in case of complaints regarding cleaning.