Ravi Riverfront project can generate $40bn

Ravi riverfront project the one of its kind Urban Development project which has the potential to generate up to $40bn in revenue. This was said by Prime Minister Imran Khan during the launch of country’s first ‘smart forest’ in Rakh Jhok Forest, Sheikhupura.

While commenting on the Ravi project the PM said that it would also help solve the longstanding issue of water in the city of Lahore. For this purpose three barrages will be constructed on River Ravi while filtration plants will ensure the provision of clean water to public. The PM asked Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar to remain steadfast and work diligently towards the timely completion of the project. The Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority is also working on 1500 projects across Punjab, including Lahore, which will provide clean drinking water to about 8 million people and all these projects will be completed by December 2021.

The smart forest is a part of the Ravi riverfront urban development project which spans for over 24,000 kanals of land. The smart forest has been equipped with surveillance systems and sensors in collaboration with the tech giant Huawei who will be the smart partners in the project. Thee sensors would be utilised to keep an eye on the cutting of trees as well as their growth.