Aviation Division to spend Rs1.26bn on airports’ uplift

ISLAMABAD: The Aviation Division will spend around Rs1.26 billion on the up-gradation of various airports of the country in the current fiscal year.

“The government has allocated around Rs1.266 billion in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP 2019-20) for carrying out 16 ongoing and new development schemes of the Aviation Division,” a senior official in the Aviation Division said on Friday.

He said an amount of Rs28.532 million would be spent on seven ongoing projects of the division, out of which Rs100 million would be utilised for the construction of Airport Security Force Camp (ASF) at Islamabad International Airport.

He further informed that Rs100 million would be utilised for the construction of Rainwater Harvesting Kasana Dam and Rs23.532 million for the establishment of a specialised medium-range weather forecasting system.

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The official said Rs160 million would be spent on the installation of a Weather Surveillance Radar in Karachi while Rs50 million on the installation of a similar radar in Multan.

He said Rs555 million has been earmarked for new Gwadar International Airport and Rs40 million for the Reverse Linkage Project between Pakistan Meteorological Department and Mamara Research Centre of Turkey.

He said Rs237.973 million would be spent on new schemes, including the construction of double-storey hostels for women at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, construction of second double-storey barrack at Quetta Airport and construction of barrack accommodation at Skardu Airport.

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  1. While appreciating allocation of funds for the uplift of countrys airports, some money should also be spared for the uplift of over 100 BUS STANDS in all over the NEW PAKISTAN which are in most precarious condition not worth human trafficking.

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