Mahmood performs groundbreaking of three projects in Swat

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Wednesday performed the groundbreaking of three development projects worth billions of rupees including Swat University of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Paeds Hospital Swat and Rescue-1122 Station at Kabal.

Federal Minister Murad Saeed, Provincial Ministers Muhibullah, Amjad Ali Khan and Special Assistant to CM on Information, Kamran Bangash, MNA Saleem ur Rahman and others were also present on the occasion.

The project of Swat University of Engineering and Applied Sciences would be completed within the next three years and commencement of classes is expected by June 2023.

Initially, the university will offer degree programmes in Civil Engineering, Hydro Power Engineering, Bio-medical Engineering, Computer System Engineering and other allied subjects in the university.

The university would consist of one main campus at Kabal and three sub-campuses at Bari Kot and Arkot at Kalam. Whereas Climate Change Centre and Institute of Manufacturing would also be established in the university.

Similarly, a 300-bed Paeds Hospital would be completed by June 2024 and would consist of the main building, Doctor Hostel, Nursing Hostel and other necessary infrastructure. The hospital would have all the specialties including OPD, Radiology, Pathology, Accident & Emergency, Pharmacy, Pediatric Surgery and other specialties of pediatric diseases.

Later, addressing a public gathering at Tehsil Kabal, the chief minister stated that indiscriminate service of the people was the manifesto of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf adding that his government was taking result-oriented steps to ensure uniform development of all the districts of the province. - APP