Punjab govt announces special road reconstruction and repair programme
The Punjab government has principally decided to start a special road reconstruction and repair programme in the province.
Usman Buzdar has given approval of the CM package for the reconstruction and repair of roads.
The chief minister said the roads in dilapidated condition would be completely reconstructed and the strategy has been formulated for providing relief to the people by repairing roads of cities and villages.
He said that despite spending a substantial amount every year, the condition of the roads is devastated. He further stated that this new programme will also ensure the transparent utilization of funds along with the rehabilitation of roads.
Chairing a meeting to review the new road repair and reconstruction programs, development projects and financial affairs of the province, at CM’s office, CM Buzdar said that 20% increase in government revenue in Punjab is the result of transparent policies of the incumbent government.
He also directed to release of funds for the under-completion projects on a priority basis and said that each department will be asked to submit their monthly monitoring report to ensure proper utilization of public funds.
Under PSDP Khushab Mianwali Sargodha road would be constructed. Similarly, Kotli Satyan Tourism Highway will also be constructed besides connecting Gujranwala Industrial Estate to the motorway. He also announced 10 mega projects for further improving sanitation condition in the cities of Southern Punjab.
Buzdar also directed to allocate more funds for the social sector in next fiscal year budget, adding that budget for education, health, provision of potable water and sanitation should be increased. Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht, Chief Secretary, Chairman P&D, Secretary Agriculture and concerned officers were also present on this occasion.