All resources to be used for remote areas’ uplift: CM

Published November 16, 2020
Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani. — File photo
Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani. — File photo

GWADAR/QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani on Sunday inaugurated construction work on the 54km Negor to Sunt-Sar road project.

During his visit to Makran division, the chief minister inaugurated many development projects.

Officials of the Communication and Works department briefed the chief minister on different aspects of the Negor to Sunt-Sar road project. The project will be completed in October 2021 at a cost of Rs797.583 million.

Speaking on the occasion, CM Alyani said that the Negor to Sunt-Sar road project was a gift to the people of Makran division’s remote areas from the provincial government.

He said the government was utilising all of its resources for the uplift of remote areas because it believed in equal development of all districts of the province.

Alyani inaugurates development projects in Makran division

Earlier, the chief minister laid the foundation of a girls’ college and a Futsal stadium in Ormara town. The girls’ college construction project will cost Rs70 million while the futsal stadium will be constructed at a cost of Rs24.49 million.

Provincial Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs Mir Ziaullah Langove, Minister for Communications and Works Mir Arif Jan Mohammad Hasni, Minister for Public Health and Engineering Haji Noor Mohammad Dummar, the parliamentary secretary for information and Quetta Development Authority chairperson Bushra Rind and elders of the area were present in the foundation laying ceremony.

President of the Gwadar Chamber of Commerce and Industries Mir Naveed Kalmati thanked the chief minister for launching these two projects.

On Saturday, CM Alyani laid the foundation of nine different development projects launched by the provincial government under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). He visited the coastal town of Pasni and inaugurated Dosi dam, Shinzaani dam, shore protection and futsal ground projects.

Other projects which have been launched in different areas of Gwadar district included drinking water supply and construction of water reservoirs.

Officials of different departments briefed the chief minister on the newly-launched projects. Mr Alyani directed the officials to ensure timely completion of the Pasni hospital project. He said improving the quality of health services was one of the top priorities of the provincial government.

Speaking to notables and elders of Pasni, Mr Alyani assured them that the provincial government was fully aware of the problems of the area’s fishermen and that it was utilising all of its resources to solve them. Thousands of people in the area were directly and indirectly associated with the fishing profession and the government would take measures for protecting their livelihoods, he said, adding that rights of Pasni’s fishermen would be protected.

Earlier, the chief minister inaugurated the Senator Mohammad Ishaq Baloch Cricket Stadium in Gwadar. The stadium has been constructed jointly by the provincial government and the Pakistan Army.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, CM Alyani said all available resources were being utilised to provide healthy recreational facilities to the youth of the port city. He said the provincial sports and culture department was planning to construct 33 sports complexes across the province to provide maximum sports facilities to the youth of Balochistan.

Published in Dawn, November 16th, 2020

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