World Bank to invest more in Punjab during next five years
A consultative session on World Bank Partnership Framework was arranged at Planning & Development Complex where representatives of World Bank, Federal Government, and all the administrative departments of Punjab participated.
The objective of the session was to hold discussions on Punjab’s development priorities for the next five years and to gather input of government of Punjab in areas in which the World Bank can provide support.
Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Additional Chief Secretary (South), Chairman P&D Punjab, Secretary P&D Punjab, Secretaries from various departments including Agriculture, Communication & Works, Primary & Secondary Health, Specialized Health, Industries, Livestock, Education, Environment, Irrigation, Local Government, and Managing Director Power Sector presented the overview of their related departments.
World Bank’s Country Head of Pakistan Najy Benhassine presented the proposed Country Partnership Framework. Under the framework, World Bank will focus on four areas and improved governance; the 5Gs including girls and boys education, growing health, green and clean Pakistan, growth that is inclusive, and improved governance as an enabler.
Joint Chief Economist P&D Board, Dr. Aman Ullah presented Punjab’s economic growth strategies, government’s interventions and economic growth landscape in Punjab.
The Chairman P&D Board, Abdullah Khan Sumbal said that the Punjab is a progressive province where development initiatives are always encouraged.
He also appreciated and acknowledged the support of World Bank with Punjab province. Secretary P&D, Imran Sikandar Baloch said that Punjab Government has always been growth centric and inclined to sectoral working.