‘Empowering local bodies will ensure better services for common man’

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Lahore—Chief Executive Punjab Investment Board Amna Cheema has said that due to agreements between Punjab government and Turk government and companies, municipal services of international standard will become available to the masses while foreign investment will also be promoted.
She was presiding over a meeting to review progress on the agreements signed between Punjab government and Turk government and companies. Amna Cheema said that PBIT initiated the signing of a comprehensive agreement between the Punjab government and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. PBIT also signed two MoUs.
One with Fuat Celik Construction Co of Turkey and the other with Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Four letters of interest were submitted by two major Turkish companies, STFA and Kalyon to form joint ventures to set up wastewater treatment plants and surface water treatment plants in Lahore and Faisalabad.
She said that comprehensive agreement ensures empowerment of local bodies through trainings, facilitation, up gradations and policy revival to guarantee the provision of better services to the common public. Under the agreement, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality will cooperate with Punjab government for enhancing technical expertise in local bodies, building control, urban & regional planning, provision and drainage of water, solid waste management and skill development.

Staff Reporter