Punjab CM Approves Rs 74 Billion for Lahore Development Project

Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Maryam Nawaz has approved the Lahore Development Project.

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting on Sunday to review progress on the Lahore development plan, which includes the installation of a drainage system, construction of roads and streets, installation of streetlights, and restoration of parks. CM Maryam emphasised the development of a durable end-to-end waste disposal system in each zone of Lahore. She directed the establishment of a dedicated Project Management Unit to ensure effective implementation of the plan and approved the use of separate colors for identifying each zone.

The Chief Minister was briefed that the first phase of the development plan, costing Rs 74.15 billion, will cover six zones: Ravi, Shalimar, Samanabad, Data Ganj Bakhsh, Nishtar Town, Gulberg, and the Railway area. Phase-I is expected to be completed within 10 months and will benefit over 9.3 million people living in these zones.

Phase-II, which includes Allama Iqbal, Wagah, and Aziz Bhatti zones, will commence after the completion of Phase-I. The meeting was attended by Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Senior Provincial Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister for Local Government & Community Development Zeeshan Rafique, Special Assistant Zeeshan Malik, Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman, Principal Secretary to CM Sajid Zafar Daal, Secretary Local Government, and other senior officer

Various universities are expected to open campuses in Knowledge City, and the government will provide facilities to investors. Major IT companies have shown significant interest in the Nawaz Sharif IT City.

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