Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar laid the foundation stone of Punjab Local Government Academy in Johar Town and launched the website of Punjab Intermediate Cities Improvement Investment Program on Tuesday. This project will be completed through the financial support of the Asian Development Bank. The CM appreciated the establishment of Punjab Local Government Academy in Lahore and added the purpose of this project is to strengthen the local bodies system. Public representatives and local government officials will be given training in this academy and local government department will be promoted according to the needs of the modern era, he added. Secretary Local Government briefed that this project will be completed with an amount of Rs1.86 billion and 38 lac in 18 months. The academy will consist of two basements and six flours along with spacious car parking facility. The annual income of around four crore rupees will be earned through the rent of first and second floors while Rs2 billion, 18 crores and 79 lac will be earned as rent during the next 20 years, he added. A library will also be established along with facilities like a classroom for 800, a hostel for 55 guests, seminar hall, auditorium and computer lab. The necessary environmental issues like air quality and voice level tests will also be taken care of in the construction of Punjab Local government Academy. The latest research facilities will be provided in addition to the installation of solar energy, he added. Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan, Chief Secretary, Chairman P&D, Secretary Information and others were also present on this occasion.