The government will spend Rs50 billion on the development of Dera Ghazi Khan Division, said Commissioner Muhammad Saqib Aziz while chairing a meeting here the other day.

The meeting was informed that construction of 5.5-km-long Kot Chutta Bypass Road would be started in the next month. Tender of the project had already been issued. Under Khadam-e-Punjab Daihi Roads Programme Phase-II, 30 percent new roads and 70 percent old roads would be constructed and repaired across the division.

The meeting was also informed that a Cadet College and Home Economics College would be constructed at a cost of Rs200 million each in Dera Ghazi Khan.

A Cardiology Unit at a cost of Rs300 million and residential colony of Ghazi Medical College would be built at a cost of Rs250 million.

While in Muzaffargarh, a warehouse for wheat storage would be built at a cost of Rs1.7 billion, extensional project of Tayyab Urdgoon Hospital would cost Rs500 millions and construction of Judicial Complex would be completed at a cost of Rs100 million.

The meeting was also informed that under Provincial ADP, 119 projects were underway worth Rs24.82 billion of which 37 projects had been completed. While under the District Development Programme, 67 projects are underway at a cost of Rs230 million of which 26 projects has been completed.

On the occasion, the commissioner warned that any delay on the part of contractors of any project would not be tolerated.

DCOs - Nadeemur Rehman, Ghazi Aman Ullah, Hafiz Shaukat Ali and Rana Gulzar Ahmed, ACG DG Khan Abdul Jabbar, Director Development Anum Hafeez, Deputy Director Technical Taj Muhammad Buzdar, ACR Saifur Rehman, Irrigation Department Chief Engineer Sh Muhammad Nawaz, Superintendent Engineer Provincial Building Tariq Mahmood Mirza, Director Health Services Dr Shahid Hussain Bhatti, Khalid Sadique and Ghulam Murtaza were attended the meeting.