PDWP approves 29 projects worth Rs53.41b
PESHAWAR: The Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday approved 29 projects, worth around Rs53.41 billion.
The approval was given in the PDWP meeting, which was held under the chairmanship of Shakeel Qadir Khan, Additional Chief Secretary P&D Department. The meeting was attended by members of PDWP and concerned departments.
The forum considered 35 projects pertaining to roads, urban development, DWSS, water, health, forestry, local government, multi sectoral development, higher education and elementary & secondary education sectors for the uplift of the province.
The forum approved 29 projects while 6 projects were deferred and returned to their respective departments for rectification.
According to details, approved projects of roads sector are for areas including Battagram, Kohistan, Swabi, Mansehra, Mardan, Orakzai and Karak districts.
Similarly, approved projects of urban development sector include LED lights on various roads in Peshawar, improvement of municipal roads in urban areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and beautification & uplift of tribal districts, construction of monuments, tourist spots, recreation areas and parks.
The forums also approved projects of irrigation sector including construction/ improvement of canal patrol roads/rehabilitation/ improvement of drainage system including flood protection walls/ construction of bridges in tehsil Baka Khel, Bannu, and creation of project support unit for the supervision of field activities of small dams/power section.
Moreover, the meeting approved projects of health sector which included provision of nurses, LHVs, paramedics and medical technologists to different hospitals, revamping of 85 BHUs for provision of 24/7 SBA services/ rapid diagnostic tests (RDTS) and rehabilitation /revamping of remaining BHUs and others.
The approved projects of higher education sector were provision of additional/missing facilities in government-run colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and support to Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan for special initiatives.
Furthermore, the approved projects of elementary & secondary education sector were establishment of IT labs and provision of teachers at primary, middle, high and higher secondary level schools (boys/girls) in merged areas. - TLTP