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

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ISLAMABAD, May 31 (APP): Federal Minister for Planning,
Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal Tuesday said that 610 development projects costing Rs.747 billion relating to all sectors of the economy were 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”, he told a press conference held at Planning Commission auditorium here.

The Minister said that 32 projects with investment of Rs. 9
billion were completed in health sector.

The important projects completed included, 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.

Ahsan Iqbal said, owing to strict control and professional
scrutiny of projects, Planning Commission saved Rs.570 billion by way of cost rationalization which equal to one year PSDP.

“It means the ongoing projects will get proper allocation and would complete on time,” he added.