Art, Culture & Heritage | Punjab Govt. to Spend More
LAHORE: With a claim to protect and conserve the cultural heritage, promote language, art and culture of Punjab, and dissemination of information through media, the Punjab government has allocated Rs600 million for this vital sector, which is Rs200 millions more than the previous fiscal year 2016-17’s budgetary allocations.
In the fiscal year 2017-18, a sum of Rs187.009 million will be spent on the ongoing schemes, while Rs412.991 Million has been allocated for the new schemes in this sector. The schemes in information & culture include upgradation / improvement of facilities Lahore Arts Council Cultural Complex, Gaddafi Stadium, Development and upgradation of Lahore Museum Building and Conservation Facilities, upgradation / improvement of facilities in Lahore Arts Council, Mall Complex and Cultural Complex Ferozepur Road, replacement of steel roofing and other related civil and interior works of Hall-I at Alhamra & publication of Punjabi dictionary, history books, launch of cultural events and awards for restoration & transformation of cultural celebrations.
The new schemes in the budgetary allocations 2017-18 include strengthening of performing art academy and face-lifting & interior work of Information & Cultural Complex, Rawalpindi, development of arts councils at the district level in Bhakkar and Nankana Sahib, establishment of Media City in Lahore, HiFi System for mega shows at Lahore linked with divisional arts councils in Punjab.