Prime Minister Imran Khan said the urban development projects in Ravi and central business district are of vital importance for the country and especially for Lahore to control congestion and pollution there.
He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad today to review the progress of the projects. The prime minister said the government had no self-interest but was only working for the welfare of the masses and that action would be taken against officials who failed to meet project deadlines.
He said the government had revitalized dead capital to generate revenue and launched historic construction projects that no previous government had planned for the past 20 years.
The Prime Minister said these projects would significantly reduce pollution levels through the inclusion of green spaces, waste management, clean energy sources and international best environmental practices.
The Prime Minister has ordered the Punjab government to actively pursue ongoing legal action against these projects.
Earlier, the meeting was informed that green spaces have been reserved in all the projects and that clean technologies will be used to ensure environmentally friendly construction.
He was informed that 7 international groups have been involved in the establishment of a waste treatment plant in the Ravi urban development project and that agreements have been reached with international organizations, including UN-HABITAT, to comply with international green standards.
The meeting was also updated regarding the components of the Ravi Urban Development Project to be considered for inclusion in the CPEC project.
The meeting was informed that the 1500 kanals Chaharbagh residential project has been launched with 3000 flats and 1000 low cost flats and 17,500 applications have been received for the ballot to be held next month.