Lahore - The Punjab Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) on Tuesday approved six development schemes in various sectors at an estimated cost of Rs2127.89 million.

The schemes were approved in the 15th meeting of the party in the current fiscal year, 2016-17. The meeting was presided over by Punjab P&D Board Chairman Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan.

P&DD Secretary Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, members of the Planning & Development Board, provincial secretaries and other senior representatives of the relevant provincial departments also attended the meeting.       

According to the spokesman for P&DD, the approved schemes include development of ostrich farming in the province at the cost of Rs69.700 million, promotion of ducks rearing at the cost of Rs45.030 million, developing rural poultry models at the cost of Rs184.44 million, replacement of 45-No tube-wells of WASA, Lahore at the cost of Rs649.72 million, provision of clean drinking water, sewerage system, PCC and allied facilities in Ganj Bazar, Gulistan Colony and adjoining localities of Lahore at the cost of Rs771.00 million and provision of clean drinking water, sewerage system, PCC and allied facilities in Chohan Colony, Singhpura and adjoining settlements of Lahore at the cost of Rs408.00 million.