Govt establishing colonies for labour community


Staff Reporter

Lahore—Provincial Minister for Labour & Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has said that Punjab government is completing the projects of residential colonies for labour community speedily. The construction work of Labour Welfare Complex Warburton district Nankana Sahib with the total cost of Rs. 926.126 million is almost completed and will soon be inaugurated.
The project comprises 208 multi-storey flats, two separate boys and girls higher secondary schools with the capacity of 1000 students, community hall, main office, mosque and other related facilities. The site for a 100-beded hospital, commercial area and Daycare Center has also been reserved for future construction plan. Minister Labour Raja Ashfaq Sarwar while reviewing the pace of progress on different development projects of Punjab Workers Welfare Board, directed the concerned officers not to make any compromise on quality of material and transparency in these welfare oriented project for labour community.
Secretary PWWB Shahid Zaman Lak while briefing Minister Labour said that Workers Welfare Primary School Sher-e-Bangal Colony with the total cost of Rs.185.46 million comprising 50 classrooms, computer labs, library, art room, play land and other educational facilities for the 1500 students is also near to completion. Director Works PWWB Muhammad Mazhar informed that to provide state of the art residential facilities to the labour community of southern Punjab, Workers Welfare Complex Multan with the total cost of Rs.3017.847 million is also under construction.
The project comprises 992 multi storey flats, two separate high schools for boys and girls along with other facilities. He further informed that the extension work of Workers Welfare Girls High School at Dandot has been completed more that 85 percent with the total cost of Rs.46.781 million. The main features of this project are construction of five new classrooms, computers lab, library, art room, admin office and play ground. Minister Labour Raja Ashfaq Sarwar expressed satisfaction over the pace of progress of these development projects and directed to ensure provision of drinking water, electricity, sewerage and other basic facilities at the earliest.

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