Lahore: According to media sources, Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Sardar Usman Buzdar ordered the withdrawal of the Rawalpindi Ring Road (RRR) project from the Public-Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) on Thursday (Aug 5).

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The decision was made during the CM Office’s 8th meeting of the Public-Private Partnership Policy and Monitoring Board. Sardar Asif Nakai, Provincial Minister for Communication and Works, Advisor Dr. Salman Shah, Secretary Housing, Planning & Development (P&D) Chairman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) PPPA, and administrative secretaries were in attendance at the meeting.

It was determined at the conference that development on the RRR project would begin on PC-1 mode, with government resources. Members of the conference also resolved to remove the Kharian-Dinga Road project from the portfolio of public-private partnerships.

The committee also accepted updated proposals for the Multan-Vehari Road, Faisalabad-Chiniot-Sargodha Road, and the water metre project.

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The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) recommended that PPPA be given responsibility over citizens’ facilitation centres at the same meeting. In Chakwal, Lodhran, Sialkot, and Rahim Yar Khan, PC-1 facilitation centres will be established (RYK).

Furthermore, CM Usman Buzdar directed that all projects be completed on schedule. The 7th meeting’s resolutions were also ratified, and the meeting’s attendees were updated on the status of development initiatives.

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