LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Local Governments & Community Development (LG&CD) Mian Mahmood-ur-Rasheed, on Sunday, announced that the first phase of the Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Programme was initiated and uplift projects in Sialkot and Sahiwal were underway at the cost of Rs 44 billion.
He further mentioned that several other cities including Multan, Muzaffargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bhawalpur, Rawalpindi and Sargodha would be added in the second phase of the project.
In addition, it was also announced that the provision of basic facilities was the top priority of the government and was in line with the vision of the Prime Minister.
Moreover, work was underway in order to ensure a stable water supply, provide a solid waste management system, facilitate proper sewage and provide street lights in 16 cities. The projects will cost Rs 34 billion.
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