Staff Reporter Lahore
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Sunday visited Fort Monroe, a tourist spot of DG Khan.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, Minister of State Zartaj Gul, Chairman Punjab Land Record Authority Sardar Ahmad Ali Drishak, Advisor Hanif Pitafi, Tourism Advisor Asif Mahmood, dignitaries and concerned authorities, according to a handout issued here.
Chief Minister inaugurated and laid a foundation stone of eight different projects of Rs. 900 million for the development and progress of the area.
Usman Buzdar inaugurated various projects including Solar Lights Network and Parks and Horticulture in Fort Monroe completed at a cost of Rs 100 million; 5km long Fort Monroe to Langar Khandsar link Road (Rs 290 million); project of upgradation and provision of basic facilities in Fort Monroe Resort (Rs 50 million); and restoration project of historic buildings and annexe in Fort Monroe (Rs 50 million).
Later, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of Fort Monroe Water Supply Scheme to be completed with a cost of Rs 90 million and this scheme would resolve the problem of drinking water in Fort Monroe on a permanent basis.
He also laid the foundation stones of a new project worth Rs 100 million to promote tourism in the area of Koh-e-Suleman; Fort Monroe Rescue 1122 Station project ( Rs 550 million); and upgradation of Fort Monroe High School (Rs 30 million).
The Chief Minister was also briefed on various development projects including Fort Monroe Cadet College and Welfare Complex.
DG Koh-e-Suleman Development Authority briefed the Chief Minister about the progress of different ongoing development projects in the area.
Usman Buzdar, Mohammad Sadiq Sanjarani and Zartaj Gul, under the Clean and Green Punjab campaign, planted chanar, ashoka and palm trees in the area.
On this occasion, they also prayed for national solidarity, security and prosperity of the country. Later, addressing the notables, tribal elders and people in Fort Monroe, the CM said that Koh-e-Suleman Development Authority had been fully activated.
He mentioned that funds of Rs 5.70 billion had been reserved for the development and the welfare of the people of the area. Basic problems of the area including roads network and water supply would be resolved.
The Punjab government had given 100 acres of land for Fort Monroe Cadet College to be built at a cost of Rs 2.80 billion and Rs one billion funds had been released for this project.
He said that another cadet college would also be set up in the area of Koh-e-Suleman for which a feasibility study was being conducted.