PDWP approves 39 projects worth Rs28106.866m in different sectors
PESHAWAR: A meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP), held under the chair of Additional Chief Secretary P&D Department Shakeel Qadir Khan, Tuesday approved 39 projects worth Rs28106.866 million pertaining to different sectors. The meeting deferred seven projects and returned to their respective departments for rectification. The meeting was attended by members of PDWP and other departments concerned. The forum considered 46 projects pertaining to different sectors including Multi-sectoral Development, Relief & Rehabilitation, Energy & Power, Water, Food, Home, DWSS, Urban Development, Housing, Roads & Bridges, Transport, Building, Industries, Labour, ST&IT, Higher Education, Sports & Tourism, Elementary & Secondary Education, Health and Social Welfare sectors for the uplift of the province. The projects approved included establishment of Emergency Rescue Services (Rescue 1122) in District Buner, Barandoo Hydro Power Project (6.95 MW) District Torghar, construction, restoration of flood protection works and channel including in district Swabi, and construction of new solar irrigation tube wells and solarization of existing tube wells in district Nowshera. Other projects approved are special Repair of Food Grain Godowns in Various Districts of the province, construction of Food Grain Godowns of 5000 Ton Capacity and Field Offices in District Dir Upper, Refurbishment of existing Police Stations. The PDWP also accorded approval to projects of Strengthening & Rehabilitation of Existing Colleges in newly Merged Districts, Construction of Recreational Park at Hund Swabi, Provision of stipends and scholarships for students of merged areas (E&SE), Reopening of Functional Community Schools in Mohmand, award of Scholarships to FATA students of Cadet Colleges during 2018-19. Similarly Gender Mainstreaming and Empowerment Program in the newly merged areas under Accelerated Implementation Program also got nod of the meeting. – APP