Govt accords priority to infrastructure uplift in South Punjab: minister
MULTAN: The present government is taking practical steps to improve infrastructure in South Punjab on a priority basis, a senior government official said.
Addressing the meeting of the district coordination committee, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that special focus was being given on the development projects in the deprived areas.
Various development projects were underway in the region, he said, and directed the relevant officials to start work on the construction of Nadarabad flyover after technical inspection of the project.
Qureshi also asked the officials to finalise the designs of underpasses at Tughlaq Town, Lakarmandi and Gross Mandi.
Provincial Minister for Energy Dr Akhtar Malik said that the approval was being sought from the Punjab chief minister for giving status of the Centre of Excellence to the Multan Kidney Centre.
Planning was underway to make a kidney transplant unit at the new building of District Headquarters Hospital, he added.
The provincial minister said truck stands and markets were being shifted outside the city area to resolve the traffic-related issues.
Minister of State Malik Amir Dogar said that the planning was being made for making a theme park at the land of district jail. The technical work is going on at Qasim Fort to make two underground water tanks, he added.
Deputy Commissioner Ali Shahzad said that the development work continued at eight schemes of Wasa, one of MDA, two of health, nine of local government and eight schemes of roads.
The entry points and historical buildings would be restored under the “Dilkash Multan” project, while a latest museum would be constructed near Qasim Fort.
The deputy commissioner also said work would be started soon on the expansion of MDA to Lodhi Colony road.
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