LAHORE, Aug 27 (APP)- The Lahore city district government has completed 495 development schemes in the provincial capital at a cost of Rs 282 million to help alleviate the civic problems of this second most populous town of the country.
” We were able in completing 276 schemes with federal and provincial governments’ financial assistance during the year 2001-02,” said Lahore City District Nazim, Mian Aamir Mahmood here Tuesday.
He said , of Rs 215 million funds provided by the federal and provincial governments, the district government spent Rs 209.03 million , showing utilization rate of 97 percent.
Talking about the mega projects being carried out in the Punjab capital, he said, with the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of 25-Kilometres long Light Transit Rail (LTR) system on August 24 last , the long time dream of the Lahorites was going to be fulfilled soon.
He said that the district government was also planning to construct a modern abbatoir in the city to ensure slaughtering of the animals and processing of the meat in line with international standards.
For this purpose, he said, a piece of land over 700 kanals had been acquired.
” The construction of abattoir with a state-of-the-art technology will help increase Pak meat exports besides ensuring availability of hygienically good meat for Lahorites,” Mian Aamir Mahmood said.
On computerization of land record, he said that the district government was planning to issue licenses to the property dealers against huge security amount after the completion of on-going computerization process of provincial capital’s revenue and land
These property dealers, having limited access to the computerized land record, would be authorised to issue ‘fard’ of the property , thus ending the monopoly of the patwaris.
Nazim said that the computerization process would be completed by next year.
” We have been able in getting the record of six out of 180 patwar circles of the district computerized so far,” he said .
He said that Lahore was far ahead of Kasur and Sialkot in terms of computerization of land record.
He said that the computerization of domiciles, arms licenses and data about stolen vehicles was in progress.
He said that people can register their complaints with the nazim office just by sending an email on the address of [email protected]
Talking about the steps taken by the district government in the field of education, he said that the city government was planning to set up a premier educational institution where the children of educated lower-middle class educated parents would have facility to have quality education.
Mian Aamir Mahmood said that 329 development schemes worth Rs 82.113 million in the educational sector had been completed.
” 12 schools have been declared as model learning centres, equipped with science labs, computer labs and libraries,” he said.
Mian Aamir Mahmood said that the solid waste management wing of Metropolitan Corporation Lahore (MCL) was able to lift only 70 percent of 4000 tonnes of garbage generated by the Lahorites every day.
” Inshallah, we will have more lifting machinery by next month,” he said.
He said that the district government was also planning to build an intercity bus terminal at a cost of Rs 250 million.
” Internationl bidding for this project is under process,” he said.
The district nazim said that Lahore Ring Road project was also being executed at Rs 17 billion.
He said that a Rs 577 million scheme for elimination of sewage disposal into Lahore canal had been prepared to ensure better conditions for the aquatic life in the water channel.