FAISALABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 10th Nov, 2016 ) : The government is going to launch Prime Minister Development Programme to undertake small projects which will have immediate positive impact on the common man This was stated by Divisional Commissioner Momin Agha while addressing the businessmen in Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) here on Thursday. He said that small projects would be undertaken in consultation with elected representative.
He expressed his will that the business and trade community should also pinpoint the schemes for the uplift of their local community in consultation with their MNA and MPA. Underlining the importance of Faisalabad, he said, "The CPEC has further enhanced the economic importance of Faisalabad and we are carrying out comprehensive and well integrated planning for its future development on modern scientific lines." Quoting his previous visit to FCCI, he said that 70 percent of the problems identified in that meeting had already been solved.
He said that clock tower and downtown area had symbolic representation of Faisalabad which had now emerged as metropolitan City of central Punjab. He said, "We are taking necessary steps to resolve its issues by constructing parking plazas and removing all illegal encroachments. In this connection, the business community should also contribute its role." He said that a proposal was also under consideration to start a public transport exclusively for the downtown area.
It would not only defuse the traffic pressure but also facilitate the masses, he added. He said that the government was also planning a modern park in the forest area of Jaranwala which would provide recreational facilities to the youth. Responding to a question about Jaranwala, he said that a proposal was under consideration to upgrade it into a separate district. However, the views of business community against it would also be considered.
About FDA City, he said that he had asked the Director General to present a business plan. It would be properly audited before its submission to the Punjab government, he added. He further said that a separate directorate for the FDA City had been created which would resolve its chronic issues on top priority basis. Responding to another question, to issue notification to formally declare the five industrial belts as industrial areas, he said that this proposal would be discussed in the light of peri-urban plan, however their recommendations would be given due consideration regarding banning all other activities in these areas.
Commissioner welcomed the establishment of Punjab Food Authority and said that there was no second thought that people should get pure and unadulterated food items and in this connection, he had convened a meeting of newly appointed staff of Punjab Food Authority in his office on Friday. He said that a representative of FCCI could also participate in this meeting to understand its working. He also assured to resolve the issues pertaining to the issuance of arms licenses for the FCCI and other major industrial units.
He said that the proposal for the revival of FCCI E-Police Station would also be given due consideration. Earlier, in his address of welcome Engineer Muhammad Saeed Sheikh President FCCI appreciated the efforts of the divisional administration for the comprehensive development of Faisalabad and hoped that the ongoing projects would have positive impact on the socio economic life of the common man. He demanded that Jaranwala-Khurarianwal road should be declared proper industrial estate and steps should also be taken for the construction of this road along with cemented drain along this road. Later, VP FCCI Engineer Ahmad Hassan presented FCCI memento to Commissioner Momin Agha.