Information Technology labs in 59 schools of Multan district are being set up at a cost of over Rs81 million. This was disclosed by the education officials during a meeting held here with MNA Abdul Ghaffar Dogar in the chair to review the pace and quality of ongoing projects in Multan district under Southern Punjab Development Programme (SPDP).
It was told at the meeting that different projects worth Rs5111 million were currently underway under the SPDP. The projects include Expressway between General Bus Stand and Motorway, Safari Park, Zoo, renovation of Shah Shamas Park, construction of roads on both sides of Shujabad Canal, Shujabad-Multan Expressway and others. The heads of different departments informed the participants of the meeting that majority of the projects would be accomplished in time.
Meanwhile, the government has approved a project for the conservation of historic Multan Fort under which a long wall will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 7.5 million to preserve the northern side of the fort. The District Coordination Officer (DCO) Zahid Saleem Gondal has said that large scale plantation is also being done on the Qila to turn it green besides preventing land erosion.
He added that landscaping of the fort was also underway at the Qila. He revealed that all the historic gates of Multan would be renovated and decorated while a plan was being evolved to turn Ghanta Ghar into a museum. He said that the old walled city held historic importance and therefore a project for the revival of this historic asset was being sent to the provincial government for approval.