DCO said Rs8 billion had been spent by the government for various development projects in two years. PHOTO: Wikipedia
This was announced by District Coordination Officer Nasim Sadiq at a press conference on Tuesday.
He said 32 water filtration plants installed at various points in the city would start functioning this year.
He said Rs5 billion would be spent on the construction of the new campus for the GCU on a 200-acre plot of land near Ayub Agriculture Research Institute on Jhang Road.
He said the design of a parking plaza to be established in the city had been completed. He added the government was considering establishing the plaza on a build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis.
The DCO hoped that a Model Bazaar set up on a 13-acre plot on Jhang Road would become the hub of commercial activities in the city.
He said work on the widening of the Canal Road was underway and would be completed on schedule. He said seven mini bypass roads had been built along the road to improve the flow of traffic. He said the road widening project would cost Rs900 million.
The DCO said the city government had already widened Kotwali Road and set up several parking lots along it.
He said Rs8 billion had been spent by the government for various development projects in two years.
He said the government had recently collected Rs4.5 billion in donations from the citizens and businesses. “These funds will be used to complete a house colony and some other public welfare projects,” he added.
The DCO said work on various ongoing schemes in education, health and communications sectors would continue during the year.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 27th, 2012.