Accelerate pace of work on all uplift projects: Farooq

MUZAFFARABAD: The Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Raja Farooq Haider Khan has directed the concerned quarters to accelerate pace of work on all the ongoing development projects in the state besides preparing PC-I for the roads and other projects of Line of Control (LoC) so as to initiate work on these as early as possible.
He was presiding over a review meeting of development projects here on Thursday.
The Prime Minister directed to include construction of bunkers under public sector projects for the LoC affected.
He directed to start work on all the link roads of the previous and current financial year by March next year.
The Prime Minister constituted a committee headed by Senior Minister Chaudhary Tariq Farooq to prepare recommendations for complete ban on polythene bags, solid waste management and environment protection.
Raja Farooq Haider Khan said work on Jagran Phase II hydro power project should be stepped up and completed in due course of time.
He also directed electricity department to accomplish grid station of King Abdullah University Campus and other grid stations.
The Prime Minister expressed dissatisfaction over slow pace of work on Public Sector Development Program and directed the concerned quarters to improve their performance.
He informed the meeting that first quarterly expenses of the ongoing development budget are 80 percent which shows better progress in comparison to all provinces.
The Prime Minister also directed health, works and revenue departments to do the needful within three-day time to lay the foundation stone of Muzaffarabad Medical College.
Earlier, the Additional Chief Secretary (Development) Dr. Syed Asif Hussain Shah briefed the meeting about progress on the ongoing projects under Federal Annual Development Program.
The Prime Minister sought report about Ratwa Harryam Bridge Mirpur.
The cabinet members, secretaries and other relevant officials attended the meeting.

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