610 projects of Rs 747 billion completed in last three years: Ahsan

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 15 (APP): As many as 610 development projects costing Rs 747 billion relating to all sectors of the economy have been completed during the last three years.

Out of total 610 completed schemes, 132 projects costing Rs 51 billion are in education, science and technology and Information technology (IT) sectors, according to official sources in the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms here on Monday.

Upto 32 projects with a total cost of Rs 9 billion were
completed in health sector.

The projects which have been completed are including Cardiac Surgery Facilities and Bone Marrow Transplant Center at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Capacity Building of Teachers in ICT, FATA, AJ&K and Punjab, Kohistan Area Development Project, Model Addiction Treatment Center at Quetta and Islamabad, Federal Drugs
Surveillance Laboratory, Islamabad, Bannu Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy, Provision of State of Art Brachetherapy at NORI Hospital, Islamabad, Hostel Building for 100 persons at NTB Complex, Islambad, Water Supply and Sewerage Schemes at Layari, Project for Improvement of Financial Reporting and Auditing (PIFRA), University Balochistan, Quetta, Strengthening of Balochistan,
Quetta, Strengthening of Balochistan University of Information and Technology and Management Sciences, Quetta, Undergraduate Marine Science Laboratory at Lasbela, University of Agriculture, Water and
Marine Sciences, Utyhal, Development of University of Malakand Dir, Strengthening of Psychology University, Peshawar, Gomal University D.I. Khan, Development of Malakand University, Chakdara, Frontier Women University in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar, Immediate needs of University of Science and Technology, Bannu, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, Poultry and Dairy Animals Training and Research Centers at new Campus at Pattoki, Medical College, Sargodha University, Academic and Research Facilities of Government College, University, Faisalabad, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Strengthening of Infrastructure of Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Post Graduate Medical Sciences Research Centre at Dow University of health Science, Ojah Campus, Karachi, Sukkur IBA, Sukkur, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Foreign Faculty Hiring, Qazi Ahmed Amri Bridge package III, Gwadar Turbat Hoshab (M 8) Section I, Kalat Quetta Chaman (N 25), Khanewal Multan Inter District Road (Bosan Road), Old Shujabad Road, Realignment of KKH at Attabad Lake, Zhob Mughalkot Section N 50 Takhtbhai Flyover on Noshera Chakdara Dir Road, Construction/Furnishing of High Security Block and Conference Hall at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office Building of Ministry of Science and Technology, Sialkot Business and commerce Centre, Rehabilitation of MW Radio Broadcasting Network, Safe City Islamabad, Rawalpindi Islamabad metro Bus Service and Garment City Companies, Lahore and Faisalabad and Expo Centre, Lahore.

Owing to strict control and professional scrutiny of projects,
Planning Commission has saved about Rs 570 billion by way of cost rationalization which equal to one year PSDP.