Govt releases Rs275.6m for Revenue Division projects

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ISLAMABAD: The government has released Rs275.639 million for various ongoing and new projects of the Revenue Division under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the current fiscal year (FY2019-20).

The government, in its federal PSDP, had earmarked Rs1.918 billion for the Revenue Division projects with a foreign exchange component of Rs250 million, according to data released by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform.

Out of the total releases, an amount of Rs76 million was released for the development of an Integrated Transit Trade Management System (ITTMS). The total allocated amount of for this project was Rs480 million, including foreign aid of Rs100 million.

Similarly, the government released Rs65 million, out of the total allocations of Rs325 million, for the construction of a regional tax office (RTO) in Islamabad.

An amount of Rs56.350 million was released for the establishment of inland revenue offices across the country. The total amount allocated for this purpose was Rs331.770 million under PSDP 2019-20.

Meanwhile, the government had released Rs30 million for the construction of a Model Customs Collectorate at Gwadar, out of its total allocation of Rs200 million.

Likewise, an amount of Rs7.317 million was released for the construction of inland revenue’s office building (Jhang Zone), out of its total allocation of Rs36.585 million.

The government also released Rs5.5 million for the construction of additional office block for Model Customs Collectorate at Hyderabad, out of its total allocations of Rs26.5 million; Rs5.210 million for the construction of inland revenue’s zonal office (Mansehra), out of its total allocation of Rs26.050 million; whereas an amount of Rs4.976 million was released for the construction of a regional tax office in DI Khan, out of its allocations of Rs24.88 million.

Moreover, the government had released Rs4 million each for the construction of IR zonal office (Kohat), consultancy services for additional offices of RTOs in Rawalpindi, Sahiwal and Bahawalpur, and construction of additional office block at RTO Abbottabad,

An amount of Rs4.470 million was released for the construction of additional floor in IR (Allama Iqbal Town), Lahore, and Rs3.83 million for the construction of a warehouse for Model Customs Collectorate at Khokar Niaz Baig, Lahore.

It is pertinent to mention that the federal government has so far released Rs84.428 billion for various ongoing and new social sector uplift projects under its PSDP 2019-20, as against the total allocation of Rs701 billion.

Under its development programme, the government has released an amount of Rs18.804 billion for federal ministries and Rs7.748 billion for special areas.

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