KANA’s polocies criticized

KANA’s polocies criticized

Weekly Bang-e-sahar karachi Saturday, August 30, ——September 5, 2008
GILGIT: Adviser Finance and Planning Mirza Hussain has said as long as the Ministry of Kashmir and Northern Areas released funds for Gilgit-Baltistan in installments like giving someone alms, development projects in the region would not be completed on time.
In a statement, he said the NAPWD awards uplift projects to the contractors and asks them to start work but soon it runs out of the meager funds which not only affects the pace of work on the schemes but also puts its impacts of the contractors. Because of non-completion of the projects on time, their cost also continues rising, he added.
He said this time too, the government has released only Rs130 million out of the Rs6 million allocated for the region. He said due to this policy of the ministry work on two vital bridges in Gilgit-Baltistan has been badly affected. The collapse of the bridge in Danyor has further compounded the situation, he added. He said according to the agreements, work on the two bridges was to complete in the year 2006 but due to delay in release of funds the projects were in the doldrums.—Our Correspondent

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s