FAISALABAD, Nov 30: Over 1,038 development projects are being completed in Faisalabad district during the current financial year under the Annual Development Program which will entail a huge expense of Rs 9,330 million. This was stated by Acting DCO Waheed Akhtar Ansari while addressing a joint meeting of the heads of various departments of the City-District government here on Friday. He said that out of these development projects, major schemes had already been completed while the heads of departments had been directed to accomplish the remaining evelopment projects before the end of January 2013.
EDO (Finance & Planning) Muhammd Ayub Khan informed the meeting that under the Annual Development Program, 176 development projects would be executed with a total cost of Rs 2,667 million and added that so far 71 schemes under this head have been completed which involved expenditure of Rs 1,367 million.
Similarly, 269 development projects are being completed with cost of Rs 2,020 million out of Tide Grant while 240 schemes have been started with Rs 900 million grant of MPAs. Managing Director WASA Syed Zahid Aziz informed the Meeting that 9 water supply and sewerage schemes are being undertaken by utilizing the funds of Rs 528 million and added that over 93 percent work of these schemes has been completed while 2 new would be undertaken by utilizing an amount of Rs.100 million.
Managing Director Parks and Horticulture Agency (PHA) Ashiq Dogar informed the meeting that Rs 222 million is being spent on development of various parks and green belts in Faisalabad. Additional District Collector Syed Bilal Haider informed the meeting about the recovery pace of government revenue and heads of all the departments have been advised to strictly adhere to the government instructions for expeditious recovery of the government dues as no leniency would be tolerated in this respect.
Story first published: 1st December 2012