Heritage of Lahore to be restored with foreign aid

The chief minister said that Lahore’s cultural heritage had international significance and its conservation would promote tourism and attract foreign investment.

He said that people of the Walled City would be given financial resources to improve traditional skills and handicrafts, traffic lights would be installed, encroachments would be removed, roads would be widened and lighting arrangements would be improved.

He said that a detailed plan had been made to improve water supply and sanitation of the area and measures were being taken for maintaining architectural beauty and controlling environmental pollution. He said these steps would also improve people’s standard of living.

Elahi said the Walled City was an important cultural asset and its uplift would have a positive impact on Punjab’s economy.

He said that international experts were assisting the Punjab government in the conservation and promotion of the Walled City’s cultural heritage, and praised the World Bank’s role.

Punjab Chief Secretary Salman Siddique, Planning and Development Salman Ghani, World Bank President in Pakistan John Wall and Information Secretary Taimur Azmat Osman were also present on the occasion.

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