Lahore: The Punjab government on Monday announced a three-phase plan to carry our development works in the province (including South Punjab), a news source reported.
Provincial Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht expressed his views on the matter during a general discussion on the provincial budget for the (fiscal year) FY2019-20.
The minister stated that the provincial government planned to initiate three development projects in the new fiscal year. He added that these projects were aimed at strengthening the industrial sector.
Bakht revealed that the incumbent government would launch an efficient public service delivery system in several big cities during the project’s inaugural phase. Similarly, various initiatives will be introduced to address issues pertaining to traffic congestion and pollution.
He added that the executive would ensure the provision of basis facilities in five intermediate and medium-sized cities during the second phase. This proposed initiative is part of a PKR 27 billion urbanisation programme.
In the third phase, underdeveloped and rural areas of the province will be developed, and the provision of clean drinking water, health, and educational facilities will be ensured. Thirty-five percent of the total development funds – announced for South Punjab in the Punjab budget – will be utilised for this purpose.