Secretary P&D Board Meets World Bank’s Delegation

Friday, September 30, 2022

Secretary Planning & Development Board Dr. Sohail Anwer met the World Bank’s delegation led by Ms. Meskerem Brhane, Practice Manager for Urban, Resilience, and Land Global Practice, South Asia Region on 29 September at P&D Complex, Lahore. The main objectives of her visit included to review the status of ongoing urban, land, and housing operations in Punjab, to discuss opportunities for Bank’s additional support on proposed initiatives; and to discuss any help the Bank can provide in this regard. During the meeting, the Chair reviewed in detail about the World Bank Funded projects in Punjab regarding urban, land, and housing operations in Punjab. The Chair also discussed the role of the Punjab Government in completing the projects in timeline. The Project Director briefed the Chair about the progress of different World Bank’s funded projects across Punjab.
World Bank’s Practice Manager expressed her concern about the current situation of urban, resilience and land global practices in South Aisa region. The meeting was also attended by the Senior Urban Specialist, Senior Land Administration Specialist, and other concerned officers of related departments.