Lahore: According to a recent report, the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) of Punjab has approved three development schemes of various sectors with an estimated cost of Rs. 10.5 billion. The schemes were approved in PDWP’s 22nd meeting of the current fiscal year 2020-21, presided over by the Planning & Development Board Chairman Abdullah Khan Sumbal.
The approved development schemes included:
- Establishment of 200-bedded mother & child hospital at Ghalla Godam, Multan’ at a cost of Rs. 2.25 billion
- Remaining land acquisition for Greater Thal Canal (GTC) project (revised)’ at a cost of Rs. 8.18 billion
- Establishment of Public Financial Management Unit (PFMU) and Programme Support Unit (PSU) in the Finance Department and P&D Board
Abdullah Khan Sumbal emphasized the effectiveness of health-related initiatives by the Punjab government during the current fiscal year. He mentioned that there has been an urgent call for revitalizing primary healthcare to meet challenges imposed by Covid-19 Pandemic.
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