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The Punjab government has approved twenty one (21) revised on-going development schemes of various sectors of the economy with an estimated cost of Rs25.72 billion. These schemes were approved in the 33rd meeting of Provincial Development working Party of current fiscal year 2012-13 presided over by the Punjab Planning and Development Board Chairman, Sohail Ahmad.

Secretary P&D Department Arif Anwar Baloch, all members of the Planning & Development Board, provincial secretaries concerned and other senior representatives of the relevant Provincial Departments also attended the meeting.

According to P&D spokesman, all these schemes were revised on-going development schemes and due to avoid delay and to protect from the inflation rate in the estimated cost of the schemes, these schemes were considered in the PDWP’s meeting and were also approved for completion within its time limit by the Provincial development forum. The approved development schemes included: Completion of DHQ Building for Conversion into Kidney centre Multan at the cost of Rs. 877.689 million, Construction of Pandori Dam District Jhelum at the cost of Rs. 656.939 million, Construction of Chahan Dam Project, District Rawalpindi (Revised) at the cost of Rs. 1567.429 million, Capacity Building and Strengthening of Mines and Minerals Department (PC-II) at the cost of Rs. 70.339 million, Project to Resolve Traffic Problems at Kalma Chowk Intersection Ferozepur Road Lahore (Revised) at the cost of  Rs. 2110.315 million, Dualization of Kasur Depalpur Carriageway Section from km 0.00 to 101.30, length=101.30 kms in District Kasur & Okara at the cost of Rs. 5321.353 million, Construction of road from Sangla Hill to Shahkot in District Nankana Sahib (length-19.91 km) (2nd Revised) at the cost of Rs. 311.828 million, Dualization of Eastern Side Byepass length=14.25 kms in District Gujranwala (3rd Revised) at the cost of Rs. 935.585 million, Widening / Improvement of road from Gujranwala Byepass Awan Chowk to Baghwala Chowk Via Nowshera Virkan Karyal Road Length-44.00 Kms, In District Gujranwala (3rd Revised) at the cost of Rs. 341.621 million, Widening / Improvement of Sialkot Eminabad Road (Falling in District Sialkot & Gujranwala length=61.90 km) (2nd Revised) at the cost of Rs. 1063.535 million, Dualization of Gujranwala Sialkot Road Section Gujranwala to Daska length=21.87 km in District Gujranwala & Sialkot (3rd Revised) at the cost of  Rs. 2171.178 million, Construction of road from Sialkot at (Sublime Chowk) to Wazirabad (Dual Carriageway) km No. 0/0 to 37/0 (length=37.00 km) in District Sialkot (3rd Revised) at the cost of Rs. 1348.651 million, Construction / Improvement Dual Carriageway from Bijli Garh to District Complex Narowal via Jassar (length=4.84 km) in District Narowal (Revised) at the cost of

Rs. 412.801 million, Construction of Underpass along Canal at Abdullahpur Chowk (Revised)                         at the cost of Rs. 1240.459 million, Widening / Improvement of 18-Hazari Fateh Pur Road length=31.00 km in District Jhang (Revised) at the cost of Rs. 945.807 million, Widening / Improvement of road from Hasilpur to Bahawalnagar (length:80.00 km) District Bahawalpur / Bahawalnagar (Revised) at the cost of Rs. 2027.805 million, Widening / Improvement of road from Vehari to Kacha Khu Road, length 43.64 km in District Vehari / Khanewal (Revised) at the cost of Rs. 522.481 million, Rehabilitation of Raiwind–Manga Road length=12 km in District Lahore at the cost of Rs. 371.651 million, Widening / Improvement of Chour Chowk on GT Road (N-5) Rawalpindi (Revised) at the cost of Rs. 412.968 million, Dualization of Gujranwala-Sialkot Road (Section Daska Sialkot) km # 21/87 RD 0+00 to km # 47/60 RD 844+00 (length 25.73 km) in District Sialkot (Revised) at the cost of Rs. 2980.961 million and Establishment of Strategic Planning Unit & Project Management Units in C&W Department.(PC-II) (Revised) at the cost of Rs. 26.112 million.