Balochistan Budget 2015-16 Complete Detail
QUETTA :Balochistan’s Finance Advisor Khalid Langau presented province’s annual budget with an outlay of Rs 243 billion for the fiscal year 2015-16. He said that special focus has been given to education and health.
Presenting the budget at Balochistan Assembly’s session, Langau said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is giving a special attention to Balochistan’s development, adding that the Pak-China Economic Corridor project will benefit the people of Balochistan.
He said the development work on key highways is ongoing at a fast pace and that work on two electricity transmission lines has begun in order to curb electricity load shedding in the province.
Langau told the House that police are being trained by the army so that incidents of terrorism can be curbed.
Presenting the budget, he told that 14 new colleges will be built in the province and that 70 new health centers will be opened for preventive vaccine and injections.
He said three medical colleges will be built in Khuzadar, Loralai and Turbat in order to deal with shortage of doctors and that medicines worth Rs 58 crore will be distributed for free in public hospitals.
He said that Rs 1 billion have been earmarked in the budget to build an agriculture university, while Rs 20 crore have been allocated for development of olives, grapes, almonds, fig, pomegranate and Pistachio among other such fruits amid water shortage.
The Finance Advisor said that new ponds and drainage systems will be built for which Rs 1 billion have been earmarked. In order to deal with poverty in rural areas, poultry support program will be initiated with Rs 25 crore 40 lakh.
The Finance Advisor told that Rs 14 crore 20 lakh have been earmarked to build new parks. He told that modern machinery to clean the cities and fire extinguishing vehicles will be upgraded and Rs 37 crore 50 lakh have been reserved for that as well.
Langau said Rs 69 crore 45 lakh have been allocated for minting and promoting minerals while Rs 14.33 billion are for energy sector.
He told that Rs 1.11 billion have been earmarked for trade and industry, Rs 10 crore for promotion of sports, Rs 3 billion for development of Gwadar port, Rs 8 crore to build parking at Civil Secretariat, Rs 9.5 crore to build museum and provincial library at Jinnah Road in Quetta, Rs 83.86 crore for irrigation and Rs 19 billion for building of new irrigation system with federation’s assistance have been earmarked.
The Finance Advisor announced a subsidy on 100 kg bags of flour for which, the provincial treasure will bear the burden of an additional Rs 92.10 crore.
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