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Pakistan

FDA to complete Rs70m uplift schemes of roads under PM's SDP

Under the Prime Minister's Sustainable Development Programme (SDP), the five uplift schemes of improvement of carpet roads and construction of streets in the different localities of the city would be completed with Rs70 million fund under the supervision
Published 13 Apr, 2020 12:00am

Under the Prime Minister's Sustainable Development Programme (SDP), the five uplift schemes of improvement of carpet roads and construction of streets in the different localities of the city would be completed with Rs70 million fund under the supervision of Faisalabad Development Authority (FDA).

This was informed during a meeting held under the chairmanship of Director General FDA Muhammad Suhail Khawaja to review the pace of implementation of development programmes. Additional Director General Amer Aziz, Chief Engineer Shahid Mehmood, Deputy Director Engineering Hasan Zaheer, Deputy Director Admn Yasir Ijaz Chatta and other officers were present in the meeting.

It was informed that the departmental work had been started to implement the uplift schemes. According to the details, funds of Rs17.892 million had been earmarked for the carpet improvement of road from KFC Chowk to Hameed Chowk Peoples Colony while the funds of Rs14.783 million would be spent for the carpet construction of road from Yasrib Colony to Pilot Park. Moreover, the carpet road of Shahzad Colony, Karim Town, Alfiaz Colony and Fatehabad would be improved at a cost of Rs13.607 million and funds of Rs11.901 million had been allocated for the rehabilitation of carpet road of Chaman Zaar Colony, Awami Chowk, Barkat Pura across Rahman Garden. It was informed that funds of Rs11.817 million would be spent on the PCC construction of streets at Bhatti Town, Rabbani Colony, Gulgishat Colony, Yaseen Abad, Maqsood Abad, Muhammad Nagar, Basti Allah hoo and Rehmanpura.

The meeting was informed that the tenders had been invited to undertake these development schemes which would be completed within four months after issuance of work orders. The Director General FDA while reviewing the details of uplift schemes under Prime Minister's sustainable development programme, directed the Engineering Section that transparency in use of funds and durable construction of roads should be ensured all cost.

He emphasised upon regular monitoring of construction work for timely completion of schemes and added that all administrative and technical requirements should also be kept in view for maintaining quality and good governance.

He maintained that the performance of FDA should be seen clearly regarding high quality construction of roads and streets and said that all out professional capabilities be used in this regard. The DG said that FDA would play due role for boosting the construction sector in order to generate maximum economic activities by creating ample jobs opportunities.

He said that the work on running development projects should be continued safely in the wake of coronavirus threat and necessary precautionary measures be taken against the spread of coronavirus including use of sanitizer, facemasks and gloves by work force engaged for development of schemes.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2020

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