ADB to support Punjab govt's economic agenda: Ms. Yang.


LAHORE -- Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Ms Xiaohong Yang on Wednesday promised full support of the bank in taking the economic growth agenda of Punjab government forward.

In a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister's Advisor on Economic Affairs Dr Salman Shah here, Ms Yang appreciated Punjab Government's efforts for promoting Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the province by establishing PPP authority.

On the occasion, Dr Salman Shah said agriculture, manufacturing, skills and service delivery to the public were key priorities of the provincial government.

He elaborated that PPP authority had been established with prime objective to make processes and approvals from various public departments easy for the private sector, while the long-term plan was to make the Authority self-sufficient in funding to avoid delays in initiation and completion of the projects.

Dr. Shah mentioned that the government had already approved projects worth Rs 10 billion in...

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