A game-changer? Punjab Government approves plan for the establishment of five new cement plants

LAHORE: The Punjab government has approved a plan for setting up 5 cement plants in the province.

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Chief Minister, Sardar Usman Buzdar, and the Punjab government greenlighted the establishment of 5 new plants in a cabinet meeting conducted on Tuesday.

The cement plants would be established in Mianwali, Khushab, Dera Ghazi Khan, and Jhelum, a sum of Rs. 200 billion has been set aside for this project.

This decision was also announced by Chief Minister Usman Buzdar through a tweet earlier on.

According to him, there were only 12 cement plants in the province up till now. However, he and his team made consistent efforts to approve no-objection certificates (NOCs) for new cement plants.

He further stated how the new plants would bring about an approximate investment of 150 to 200 billion rupees. In addition to this, he said that the plants will also act as a source of employment for hundreds of thousands of people.

Other developments that were made during the meeting include the declaration of wildlife parks throughout the province, as zoological gardens.

the Punjab cabinet also decided that the additional charges on late registration of motor vehicles are to be renounced.

Special Assistant to Chief Minister Punjab on Information, Firdous Ashiq Awan further notified that a new policy concerning the recruitment of teachers and instructors in the province’s remote areas had been decided.


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