LAHORE - Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has said that special attention is being paid to infrastructure development for rapid progress of the province and provision of better communication facilities to the masses. He said a number of development projects were being executed expeditiously and the quality and timely completion of these projects was also being ensured. He said this while presiding over a meeting Thursday held to review the pace of the ongoing development works in different districts of the province. Chairman Task Force Khawaja Ahmad Hasaan, Engineer-in-Chief Pakistan Army Gen Shahid Niaz, Commissioner Lahore Division, Secretary Communication and Works, Director General LDA, MD Wasa, MD Nespak, Ahsan Chughtai and the officers concerned were present. The chief minister said that proper utilisation of every penny of public money was being ensured and all the uplift schemes were being completed in a transparent manner. He said that all mega projects were again being executed by the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO), because of its standard work during the last tenure of the chief minister. He informed that Shalimar Flyover project would be completed within the stipulated period. He said the pace of other development projects of Madr-e-Millat and Quaid-e-Azam Road, Gulshan Ravi, Band Road was satisfactory and these projects as well would be completed within the timeframe. Shahbaz said the work on package IV of the Ring Road had been started from January 4 and it would cost a sum of Rs 1,400 million. He directed the officials present on the occasion to ensure the quality and standard of work of all the projects. The CM directed Secretary Communication and Works and Managing Director Nespak to consider various options regarding construction of Rawalpindi Expressway and submit him a report within seven days so that the project could be started at the earliest. Govt sketches plan for developing resorts infrastructure Provincial Minister for Tourism and Agriculture Malik Nadeem Kamran has said that the government has chalked out a comprehensive plan for developing recreational resorts infrastructure in all the districts of the province. He said this while inspecting the ongoing developmental projects of the Tourism Department resorts established at Jallo Park here on Thursday. Managing Director Tourism Development Corporation Punjab (TDCP) Mian Waheed-ud-Din and other high-ranking officials were also present on the occasion. Kamran directed the MD to complete the ongoing developmental work of construction and repair of eight huts, restaurant and boarding room set up in the park within three weeks. He took a detailed visit of the resort comprising 96 kanal and ordered the setting up of a 'souvenir shop' for the tourists. While briefing the minister, the MD said that in the second phase of the project; swimming pool, badminton and tennis courts, party house, play area for the children, tea houses, camping area and nine holes golf course would also be constructed for which tenders were being floated soon.