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Punjab CM announces scores of development projects for Taunsa   

TAUNSA: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, during maiden visit to his home district since assuming the office, announced scores of development projects worth billions of rupees for Taunsa and adjacent areas on Saturday.

According to a statement released form his office, CM Usman Buzdar inaugurated dialysis unit at THQ Taunsa and the Urban Bus Service. He laid foundation stone of Boys Degree College Shadan Lund, two-way Indus Highway, a police station and the buildings of Tehsil Complex.

Addressing to members of national and provincial assemblies at Taunsa, the chief minister said, “Change has come and all poor areas including Taunsa Sharif are transforming into developed cities.”

He announced four years BS degree program at boys and girl colleges of Taunsa, giving status of government technical institute to vocational centre, four primary schools for girls, new public Park and the construction of playgrounds in 10 schools, reads the statement.

The chief minister said the Indus Hospital consisting of 200 beds and equipped with modern technology will be set up in Taunsa and during his next visit he will lay the foundation stone of this project. He continued that ‘The Message Higher Secondary School’ will be set up in Taunsa under the Indus Foundation and added that ‘The Insaaf Health Card’ will be launched in Dera Ghazi Khan soon.

CM Buzdar further announced  that model Rural Health Centre will be set up in Wohwa and emergency, orthopedic, surgical, gynae and other units will be available in the 60 beds hospital.

He said Sakhi Sarwar dispensary will be upgraded to Rural Health Centre and announced the construction of Wohwa Road and five embankments will be constructed for the protection of the life of the people.

The chief minister said 15 small dams will be constructed to preserve rainwater and added that after the renovation of Kamal and City Parks in Taunsa Sharif they will be handed over to PHA Lahore.

He said street lights, water supply and sewerage, tuff tiles and beautification of entry and exit points will be done at the cost of 80 crore rupees in Taunsa.

Nine projects of extension and construction of roads will be completed in Taunsa Tehsil at the cost of three billion rupees, CM Buzdar said and added that twenty three kilometre long road from N55 to Kharar Buzdar will be restored after repair and construction.

He announced that special economic zone will be set up in the area and added that interest free loans up to Rs0.2 million will be provided to skilled persons through the Punjab Small industrial Corporation and up to Rs50,000 loans will be provided through Akhuwat.

A cricket coaching centre will also be set up in Taunsa with the corporation of Pakistan Cricket Board and sports grounds will be constructed at the Union Council level, CM Buzdar said and added Dera Ghazi Khan and Taunsa were included in the Prime Minister Apna Ghar Housing Scheme.

He said that passport office and more centres of NADRA will be set up  in the city and added that an amount of Rs3 billion rupees has been allocated for the elimination of poverty under the SPPAP.

Addressing the meeting, CM Usman Buzdar said that Taunsa will be made a district and PM Imran Khan will be asked to visit the new district.

“All resources are for you and you have complete right on them”, he siad and added that Taunsa Sharif will be made most modern tehsil of Pakistan.

He said the number of Arazi centres will be increased from 180 to 800 and the facility of mobile Arazi centre will also be provided in the area. “All districts of the province will be made example of development,” he concluded

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