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Government committed to strengthen intra-country connectivity through road infrastructure development: Makhdum Khusro

Dated : 22 April 2019

Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the present Government is committed to strengthening intra-country connectivity through road infrastructure development especially in less developed areas. He stated that improved connectivity will generate business activities and bring economic benefits to far flung areas of the country.
The Minister was chairing a meeting on road infrastructure projects of NHA here in Islamabad on Monday. Minister for Communications Murad Saeed, Secretary Communications Shoaib Siddiqui, Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan, Chairman NHA Jawad Rafique Malik, Member Infrastructure Malik Ahmed and senior officials of both ministries were also present in the meeting.
During the meeting, various ongoing road infrastructure projects of NHA came under discussion. The meeting also deliberated over proposed new road schemes to be included in PSDP 2019-20.
Minister for Planning said that infrastructure development is high on agenda of the Government and it is committed to timely completion of the ongoing projects. He stated that only social economically feasible projects will be included in the next PSDP particularly in marginalized areas including South Punjab, Balochistan and merged tribal districts.