Rawalpindi: The Rawalpindi District Administration said on September 27 that all the problems that have been holding up seven large infrastructure projects in the district will be fixed soon and work will begin on them before the end of the year (December 31).
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The official statement also said that the projects that are already in progress will be sped up and finished by the deadline. These projects include the Dadocha Dam, the Chahan Dam Water Supply Scheme, the Leh Expressway, the Ring Road, the Khanpur Dam Water Supply Scheme, and a 123-kilometer Tourism Highway that will connect four mountainous areas of the district.
It was pointed out that the above projects have been stuck for more than a decade, which has caused the estimated costs to go up by 100–200%. Deputy Speaker Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi said that the situation has been told to Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhary Parvaiz Elahi and that meetings are being held with the relevant city departments to get the projects started as soon as possible.