Roads in rural areas to be constructed, repaired: CM

Roads in rural areas to be constructed, repaired: CM

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Saturday said that roads in rural areas would be constructed and repaired under ‘Naya Pakistan Manzilain Asan’ programme and billions of rupees had been earmarked for this purpose.

The CM presided over a meeting here in which progress on the infrastructure development, especially the construction and repair of roads, was reviewed.

The proposed programme of infrastructure especially road sector for the financial year 2019-2020 was reviewed in detail.

He said that every district would be provided funds in proportion to its population and new roads would be constructed and repaired. Two-way roads and connecting roads would be constructed to connect cities of Punjab with China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The CM said development schemes of road construction and repair would be completed on priority as it would have positive impact on agriculture and economy besides providing rural population with best traveling facilities.

The secretary construction and communication briefed the chief minister on the road schemes. The chief secretary, chairman planning and development, principal secretary to CM and other senior officers also attended the meeting.