CM Punjab announces Rs.34 billion uplift package for Multan
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has announced Rs.34 billion uplift package for Multan on Monday. He added that today is a historic occasion since the foundation stone of the South Punjab Secretariat has been laid, satisfying long-standing people’s demands.
“I am thankful to PM Imran Khan and the construction and timely completion of the South Punjab Secretariat in Multan will be ensured. Similarly, the foundation stone of the South Punjab Secretariat will be laid soon in Bahawalpur. South Punjab was kept deprived in the past and people were deceived through fudge figures,” said the CM.
According to the declaration, the authorities will start development projects worth Rs787.2 million, including 47 bridges, 23 water supply and disposal projects, 9 educational, 6 healthcare, and other development projects.
It was revealed that four development projects totaling Rs3.31 billion had been inaugurated, including the E-Khidmat Centre, a shelter home, an urban forest, and a labor housing colony in an industrial estate. The Punjab Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project, worth Rs90 billion, will be launched by the provincial government in 16 tehsils across the state, including 8 in South Punjab.
Under the Punjab Cities Project, the authorities will spend Rs11 billion over the next two years improving water service, sewerage, solid waste management, street lighting, roads, and parks in Vehari, Burewala, Khanewal, Kot Addu, and Bahawalnagar. Furthermore, the PPP mode will be used to complete the Rs18 billion Multan-Vehari Road expansion scheme.
CM Buzdar also stated that the foundation stones for five schemes totaling Rs8.97 billion, including a dual Mattital lane, a shelter home, and a 200-bed mother and child hospital, have been laid. At a cost of Rs.738.5 million, 316 schools will be renovated to enhance existing educational facilities, with 269 of them being girls’ schools. In addition, the government will provide Rs350 million in loans to youth through the Punjab Rozgar Scheme.
To support farmers, the government has given subsidized agricultural machinery worth Rs470 million. Under the Punjab Rozgar Scheme, the government also intends to supply tractors to farmers.