Lahore: An agreement to work on the improvement of urban infrastructure was signed between the Punjab Local Government Department and district governments of Sialkot and Sahiwal, according to a news report. The agreement will expedite the implementation of the Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Program (PICIIP).

Urban Development and Water Division Central and West Asia Department (CWUW) Principal Urban Development Specialist Kiyoshi Nakamitsu was quoted as saying on the occasion that PICIIP is an important milestone in the development of cities in Punjab. He also said that the agreement will complement the efforts of Punjab government’s sustainable development goals in intermediate cities like Sialkot, Sahiwal, Rahimyar Khan, Bahawalpur, Sargodha and Muzaffargarh.