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Punjab to spend Rs200b on development

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LAHORE:

The administration of Punjab, the nation’s greatest province, is spending billions of rupees in numerous growth schemes nowadays in a bid to clear the backlog of assorted infrastructure schemes.

The provincial authorities had been going through criticism for not spending a lot on the infrastructure of the province.

As normal elections method quick, work on totally different schemes has elevated quickly. This has develop into evident because the province has dedicated to utilise funds value Rs200 billion within the present month – January 2022.

“We have targeted all provincial departments and ensured that they use their development funds on different schemes,” Planning and Growth (P&D) Board Punjab Chairman Abdullah Khan Sumbal stated on Wednesday. “We will ensure utilisation of Rs200 billion in the month of January 2022.”

Speaking to the journalists, he revealed that the whole funds of Punjab had elevated from Rs560 billion to Rs646 billion, “which is the biggest development budget of Punjab in history”.

“Around Rs170 billion have been spent on various development projects so far,” he added.

The board has launched Rs104 billion for brand new schemes, out of which Rs49 billion have been spent, he underlined, including that the board’s well being sector had launched Rs60 billion to this point.

 

Printed in The Categorical Tribune, January 13th, 2022.

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