Rs413.5bn tagged for uplift schemes: Sharjeel

Karachi: Sindh Minister for Information Sharjeel Inam Memon has said the government has allocated Rs413.5 billion for developments schemes in the province; Rs318billion under Annual Development Program (ADP) and Rs65billion under foreign assistance component, adding Rs65billion allocated for uplift of the districts.

Talking to media at his office here on Tuesday, he said Rs38.9billion have been allocated for construction/repairing of roads and under special package Rs 32.9billion for development projects in the districts. He added that Rs 44billion have been allocated for mega projects in Karachi.

Memon further said government has been allocated Rs22.9billion for education, Rs18.9billion for health and Rs224 billion for the priority developments projects of elected representatives.

He said Rs7.7billion have been allocated for industry and mining and Rs24.5billion for agriculture, livestock and fisheries sectors. He said Rs13.1billion has been allocated for betterment of water & sewerage system. He said 35000 youths would get interest-free loans and for this purpose an amount of Rs12billion has been allocated.