Buzdar inaugurates Rs900 million development projects
RAJANPUR: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has inaugurated eight projects worth Rs900 million for the development of Fort Munro.
The chief minister inaugurated four uplift projects, including solar lights network, parks and horticulture projects at a cost of Rs100 million, inauguration of Fort Munro to Langar Khund Sar road at a cost of Rs290 million during his visit to Fort Munro.
Similarly, the upgradation of Fort Munro resort would be carried out with the cost of Rs50 million.
Likewise, Buzdar also performed the groundbreaking of another four development projects, including Rs90 million would be spent on the restoration of Fort Munro water supply scheme and water issues would be resolved on a permanent basis at the tourist site through this scheme.
The chief minister also laid the foundation stone of a new project to promote tourism in Koh-e-Suleman area with an estimated cost of Rs100 million.
He also performed the groundbreaking of Rescue 1122 station at Fort Munro on the longstanding demand of the people with the cost of Rs50 million.
On the occasion, the officials gave briefing to the chief minister on Fort Munro Cadet College, welfare complex and other projects.
Buzdar accompanied by Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul planted saplings in connection with the clean and green Pakistan drive.
They also prayed for the progress and prosperity of the country.
Meanwhile, addressing the notables of the tribal areas at Fort Munro, the Punjab chief minister said Koh-e-Suleman Development Authority has been restored and made fully operational.
The funds of Rs5.70 billion have been earmarked for the development of Koh-e-Suleman, he said, adding that the provincial government has fixed 100 acres of land for Fort Munro Cadet College, as Rs2.80 billion would be spent on the project.
He announced that another cadet college would be built in Koh-e-Suleman area and the feasibility study of the project was underway.
The admissions to the children of Koh-e-Suleman area would be provided free-of-charge, while the government would also bear the boarding and other expenses.
The work was underway to establish a solid waste management company to resolve the cleanliness issue in the Fort Munro area on a permanent basis.
The work on 108km roads in Fort Munro and Koh-e-Suleman areas was also underway.
The Punjab chief minister also announced a hospital in the Rakni Barkhan area of Balochistan, as the Punjab government would bear the expenses of a state-of-the-art hospital.
The historical buildings in the Fort Munro area would also be restored in actual condition, he added.
Buzdar said that steps were being taken to expand tourism at the recreational site of Fort Munro with special focus as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
More mega uplift projects would be announced after completion of the ongoing schemes, he said, adding that he would personally monitor the ongoing development projects.
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