Federal Minister Education Mian Baligur Rehman and Punjab Cooperatives Minister Malik Muhammad Iqbal Channar inaugurated the Punjab CM’s Rural Roads Programme by cutting the ribbon at Tara Garh near Abbasnagar, the other day.

Under the first phase of the project, 15 roads will be carpeted and widened at a cost of Rs454 million.

While addressing the ceremony, the Provincial Cooperatives Minister said that purpose of the project was to provide better communication means to the farmers to bring their agri produces and cattle to markets.

He linked prosperity of the country with the prosperity of the farmers, adding that the Punjab government was utilizing all-out resources for the provision of facilities to the public.

“The PML-N government believes in development through book and pen for which crucial steps were being taken,” he pointed out, adding that Parho Punjab Barho Punjab, Danish School’s establishment and appointment of educators on merit would prove to be a milestone in the development of the country.

He informed that 5-km-long road from Abbasia Link Canal Road to Sultan Wah through Khurrumpur would be constructed with Rs30 million. Similarly 4.75-km-long road from Chakki Mod to Sultan Wah will be constructed at a cost of Rs42 million, two-km-long road from Adda Mochiwala to Khurrumpur will be constructed with Rs17 million and four-km-long road from Panjnad Canal to Union Council Bakhtiari will be constructed at a cost of Rs28 million.