CDA completes development of six new parks in Sector D-12

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ISLAMABAD: The Environment Wing of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has set up five small parks in various sub-sectors and one big park in the markaz of Sector D-12, announced CDA Director Environment (West) Akhtar Rasool.

All nine parks in the sector are fully developed. He further added, with setting up jogging tracks, benches, installing new swings in six new parks, the authority completed work in three other parks earlier.

The Environment Wing is also working to develop parks in different sectors including three parks in sector I-14, and one at sector I-16, on the directives of CDA Chairman Amer Ahmed Ali, under the initiative to revamp and beautify the city.


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Govt to allocate funds worth Rs900bn for development projects in 2022: Shaukat Tarin

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ISLAMABAD: In a bid to boost revenue, the federal government will allocate a sum of Rs900 billion ($6 billion) for various development projects in Fiscal Year 2022, announced Minister for Finance Shaukat Tarin.

The plan is aimed at increasing the number of large infrastructure projects by 40 per cent, employment generation and boosting the economy by 5 per cent till the next year, he further added.

While briefing, Finance Minister Tarin added that the positive economic growth depends on generating more revenue and employment creation, as we need 2 million jobs every year. Unless we get more revenues, forget about any incentives to boost the economy, he further added.

The minister’s 5 per cent economic growth plan for next year is in line with the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) 4 per cent economic growth projection, and 6 per cent in the year after through tax authority revenue.


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LDA okays e-tendering mechanism for development projects

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LAHORE: In a meeting chaired by SM Imran, Vice Chairman Lahore Development Authority (LDA) of the governing body of LDA, the meeting approved the e-tendering mechanism for development projects.

According to the details, the governing body also gave the approval of constructing a 1000 beds hospital over 118 Kanal on the land of Kot Lakhpat Mandi.

In the meeting, the governing body under the Area Development Programme gave a green signal to the sixteen different cases for the specific use of land.

Furthermore, the meeting also gave waivers to different welfare schemes in the form of commercialisation fee, approval fee, and conversion fee.


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CM reviews development work in various areas of Karachi

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KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah visited various areas of Karachi on Sunday to review the uplift schemes and implementation of the COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the metropolis. 

As per reports, Chairman Planning and Development Board M Waseem, Finance Secretary Hassan Naqvi, Adviser on Law Murtaza Wahab and Karachi Package Project Director (PD) Khalid Masroor were also in attendance. 

According to details, the 5.5 kilometre long road from Gulbai to Y-junction in Keamari was not only constructed for Rs. 1 billion but it was also widened. For the first time, drainage pipes were also added to roads in the area. It was reported that over 65 percent of the development work had been carried out. 

The CM also visited the SITE area where 17 roads were to be reconstructed over 30 years at a cost of Rs 1.1 billion. 

In Banaras and Maymar, Shah observed that the SOPs were not strictly followed. 


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Punjab PDWP approves six development projects worth Rs8.08bn

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ISLAMABAD: In a meeting chaired by Chairman Planning & Development Board Abdullah Khan Sumbal, the 36th meeting of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) of the current fiscal year 2020-21 approved six development projects worth Rs8.089 billion.

The projects include the construction of a 14.17km long Link Road from GT Road to Sialkot – Lahore Motorway for Rs827.570 million.

A 20.08km dual carriageway road, commencing from Kingra to Sialkot will also be constructed for Rs850.990 million. Work to widen and revamp the road will also be carried out under the project.

An Rs1,962.568 million project was also approved by the authority, under which the 42km Dualized Road from Sargodha to Makhdoom Interchange, District Sargodha will be rehabilitated.

Another dual carriageway from Burewala to Chichawatni Road, Vehari will be constructed for Rs1,008.258 million.

The dualization of 3.11km long Road from Motorway Interchange Jang Bahatar to Wah, will be constructed at the cost of Rs536.204 million.

The meeting was attended by Provincial Secretary P&D Imran Sikandar Baloch, all Members of the Planning & Development Board, Provincial Secretaries of concerned departments, Senior Chief (Coord), Assistant Chief Coordination and senior representatives of the relevant Provincial Departments.


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Development projects to bring prosperity in Balochistan: PM

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QUETTA: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan while on his visit to Quetta on Wednesday said that the development work in Balochistan will bring prosperity and uplift the people of the region.

While laying the foundation stone of three roads under the National Highway Authority (NHA), the PM was of the view that uplift of Balochistan is the top priority of the government and it will take every step to address the issues of locals.

Speaking on the occasion, the PM also said that the government has completed a road network of 3,300km within two and a half years while the areas adjacent to western routes of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will also be developed.  

He also said that a health insurance scheme similar to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is also on cards for Balochistan.


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Multan: Rs 900m approved for 97 development schemes

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Multan: The District Development Committee (DDC) on Wednesday approved 97 uplift schemes for Multan under the Community Development Program Phase 3 and released Rs 900 million for its execution. 

As per details, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ali Shahzad chaired the meeting and announced that the projects included 23 local government schemes worth Rs 200.19 million, 32 highway projects worth Rs 410.25 million, 17 sewerage projects worth Rs. 121.5 million and  25 projects of Public Health Engineering worth Rs 164 million.  

According to officials, the DDC agreed that PHA would undertake 14 projects costing Rs 21.9 million to beautify the city; Rs 3.6 million will be utilised for beautification of northern project, Rs 1.5 million for Allahbaksh colony park and Rs 10 million for development of PHA nurseries. 


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CM Buzdar announces development package worth Rs34bn for Multan

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MULTAN: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has announced a development package worth Rs34 billion.

Under this initiative, the authorities will launch development projects costing Rs787.2 million, including 47 roads, 23 supply and disposal of water, 9 educational, 6 healthcare and other development projects, it was announced.

It was informed that 4 development schemes worth Rs3.31 billion including E-Khidmat Centre, shelter home, urban forest and labour housing colony in an industrial estate have been inaugurated.

The provincial government, in collaboration with the World Bank, will launch the Punjab Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project worth Rs90 billion in 16 tehsils of the province, including 8 tehsils of South Punjab, it was added.

The authorities will carry out work to improve water supply, sewerage, solid waste management, street lights, roads and parks in the next two years, at a cost of Rs11 billion, in Vehari, Burewala, Khanewal, Kot Addu and Bahawalnagar under Punjab Cities Project.

Furthermore, the expansion of the Multan-Vehari Road project worth Rs18 billion will be completed under the PPP mode.

CM Buzdar further informed that the foundation stones of 5 schemes worth Rs8.97 billion have been laid, including the dual Mattital road, shelter home, and a 200-bed mother and child hospital.

To improve the existing educational facilities, 316 schools, out of which 269 schools for girls will be upgraded at a cost of Rs.738.5 million.

The government will also distribute Rs350 million in loans under the Punjab Rozgar Scheme for the youth.

To facilitate the farmers, the government has provided agriculture-related machinery worth Rs470 million, at subsidized rates. The authorities also plan to distribute tractors to the farmers, under the Punjab Rozgar Scheme.


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CM Balochistan reviews development projects

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QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan while chairing a meeting on Monday reviewed various development projects in Balochistan.

According to the details, the CM was briefed about the uplift projects in Southern Balochistan, and Quetta city and their inclusion in next year’s Public Sector Development Program (PSDP).

On the occasion, the CM ordered relevant authorities to establish more colleges in Quetta City and also to upgrade the metropolitan corporations.

He also directed relevant authorities to include the construction of an amusement park and five sports complexes in PSDP of the year 2021-2022.

The meeting was attended by the Additional Chief Secretary for Planning and Development and Commissioner Quetta Division, Asfandyar Kakar.


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