FWO to build southern loop of Lahore Ring Road
Lahore—An agreement was signed between Punjab government and Frontier Works Organization (FWO) for the construction of southern loop of Lahore Ring Road.
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif was the chief guest on the occasion. The project will be completed in a year.
The CM said, there is a need for further improving policing system for the Ring Road and no overloaded vehicle should be allowed on this road.
Shahbaz Sharif said that the agreement for the construction of Southern Loop I and II has been transparently made and despite lowest bid, FWO has further reduced the amount. He said, it is the real spirit of cooperation which has been displayed by Punjab government and construction wing of Pakistan Army.
Shahbaz Sharif said that he brought FWO and NLC to Punjab in 1998 and main Boulevard of Gulberg was constructed by FWO in 1998.
DG FWO Maj. Gen. Muhammad Afzal while speaking on the occasion said that Punjab government and FWO held negotiations for the project in detail. He thanked Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab government, Commissioner Lahore Division and his team for extending full cooperation. He said that a lot of efforts were made by the teams of FWO and Punjab government for giving final shape to the project.
While talking to assembly members belonging to various districts who met him, the Chief Minister said that service to humanity and betterment of the poor is the mission of the government. He said that steps are being taken on priority basis for the development of education, health and social sectors. Development programmes of the government will change the destiny of the province.
Those who met the Chief Minister included Provincial Minister Syed Haroon Sultan, Tahir Ahmed Sindhu, Mian Tariq Mahmood, Ghazanfar Abbas, Rana Ijaz Noon, Manazir Ranjha, Kanwal Nauman and Madiha Rana. MPA Mansha Ullah Butt was also present on the occasion.