KP CM wants progress on uplift schemes within stipulated timelines

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed the quarters concerned to take pragmatic steps to ensure progress on the ongoing mega-development projects within the stipulated timelines.

Presiding over a meeting held here on Thursday to review progress on development projects in the province, he said that the provincial government desired to complete maximum of the mega development projects within the next two years at all costs.

The chief minister said that any kind of delay, laxity and negligence would not be tolerated in this regard and warned that no one responsible for such laxity would be spared.

He directed that actual progress on these projects instead of progress on papers was required to complete the projects within the stipulated timelines, adding that the ultimate goal of the government was to facilitate the people for which all the government authorities would have to fulfill their responsibilities in letter and spirit.

Briefing about the ongoing development projects in the health sector, it was informed that six different healthcare facilities in merged areas have been outsourced whereas work on the outsourcing of the other six health facilities was in progress.

Similarly, work on the first phase of the project “Revamping of 32 District Headquarter Hospitals” has also been started. Revamping of all 32 DHQs would be completed within the next two years at a total estimated cost of Rs. 15 billion.

A project worth 1.7 billion for conversion of 200 BHUs into 24/7 facilities had been approved, while in first phase Rs. 110 million has been released for the conversion of 41 BHUs into 24/7 facilities. Similarly, another project for the conversion of 50 RHCs into 24/7 facilities was approved at a total cost of Rs. 1.2 billion, in the first phase Rs. 110 Million has been released for the conversion of 25 RHCs into 24/7 facilities. Briefing about the development projects in the education sector, it was told that so far 160 schools had been identified for double-shift classes while a project worth Rs. 3.8 billion was approved for the provision of missing facilities in government schools. - APP