ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday approved the bulk water supply scheme to Murree from river Jhelum with the cost of Rs 7 billion.
The bulk water supply will be made to Murree through a 30 km long pipeline and the project will be completed in 18 months after the award of contract.
The Prime Minister approved the scheme while chairing a meeting to review progress on the development projects of Murree.
The Prime Minister was briefed about details and preparatory work undertaken on different projects in the light of decisions made in the meeting held at Murree on July 3, 2015.
The meeting was also briefed about the rain water harvesting system installed with the cooperation of private houses and its further extension, said a press release issued by the PM’s Media Office.
The development and up-gradation of Brazilian Embassy building as a tourist attraction and this project will be completed in ten (10) months, was also approved.
The meeting asked to invite bids from the private sector for laser light show for the entertainment of tourists during peak tourist season.
The Prime Minister directed to undertake the cable car projects without disturbing the privacy of private houses and approved to start the feasibility work on the Bastal Mor to Pindi point option.
He also approved building of state of the art hospital near the General Bus Stand in Murree and said that the hospital must be equipped with latest and best medical facilities.
The Prime Minister directed to develop Samli Sanatorium into a big medical centre and establishment of medical college at Samli sanatorium and asked for preparation of detailed proposal in this regard.
The meeting also deliberated on the opening of alternate route from Islamabad to Murree via Kotli Sattian onward to Patriata through a new expressway.
It considered preparation of comprehensive proposal with detailed work plan including a chair-lift from Kotli Sattian to Patriata.
The Prime Minister directed to speed up the restoration of GPO, maintaining its originality and serenity and making it a comfortable place for visiting public.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbassi, Provincial Minister Raja Ishfaq Sarwar, Hamza Shahbaz Sharif MNA, Chief Secretary Punjab and other senior officials.