Aviation sector to receive Rs1.32bn under PSDP 2020-21

Rs110m allocated for installation of weather surveillance radars in Karachi and Multan; Rs519m to be spent on Gwadar Int'l Airport 

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ISLAMABAD: The government on Friday earmarked Rs1.32 billion to execute 15 aviation sector projects under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2020-21.

According to the programme, an amount of Rs61.923 million would be utilised for the construction of a double-storey ladies hostel/barrack (with the provision of a third storey), along with mess, recreation hall and allied facilities, at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore.

Similarly, Rs90 million would be spent on the construction of a double-storey barrack (with the provision of a third storey), along with separate mess, and allied facilities recreation hall, for officials at the Quetta airport.

Funds amounting to Rs50 million and Rs69.75 million have been reserved for the construction of Airport Security Force (ASF) Camp, as well as the building of barrack accommodation for ASF personnel, at Islamabad International Airport.

Meanwhile, Rs20 million have been kept for the construction of barrack accommodation for ASF personnel at Chitral airport, Rs65 million for the construction of double-storey barracks for ASF personnel at Faisalabad airport, Rs21.280 million for the construction of double-storey Secretariat adjacent to ASF Headquarters in Karachi, Rs100 million for the construction of Kasana Dam, Rs63.553 million to construct a triple-storey accommodation for ASF personnel at Lahore airport, and Rs99.367 million for the construction of a triple-storey living barrack for ASF personnel at Multan airport.

An amount of Rs55 million has been allocated for installation of Weather Surveillance Radar in Karachi, whereas another Rs55 million would be utilised for the installation of the same in Multan.

Moreover, the government has earmarked Rs519 million for New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA) project, Rs41 million for Reverse Linkage Project between Pakistan Meteorological Department and Turkey’s Marmara Research Centre, and Rs10 million for up-gradation of ASF Academy, Karachi.

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