Balochistan Govt to start development projects in Gwadar, Lasbela districts

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QUETTA: The Balochistan government will start multiple development projects worth 12.3 billion rupees in Gwadar and Lasbela districts for socio-economic development of the people there.

According to officials, the approved projects include construction of two Jetties at Jiwani and Ormara and floating Jetti at Kundmalir, establishment of eight hatcheries and 80 commercial net cultures.  Under the special development initiative, programs would be initiated with an aim to impart vocational and technical training to around 12,000 females and 6,300 males.

The officials said Chief Minister Balochistan's Green Boats Scheme for fishermen would be completed in the financial year 2020-2021 with a cost of 500 million rupees. They said 150 million rupees would be earmarked for setting up rest houses, restaurants, motels, international fast food chains and emergency response centers at coastal tourist destinations during the next financial year.

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