KP PDWP approves 29 projects worth Rs 27.746 billion

PESHAWAR, Dec 03 (INP): The KPK Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) which met here on Wednesday with Additional Chief Secretary, Khalid Pervez in the chair approved 29 projects of worth Rs. 27.746 billion in the sector of Agriculture, Education, Health, Energy & Power, Irrigation and Infrastructure While considering 35 projects under various sectors the PDWP in its 9 hrs long session scrutinized each and every project and decided to approve 29 projects, subject to rationalization of cost in accordance with the prevailing policies and detailed decision of the PDWP. Approval of six projects was deferred/ withdrawn by the department for further improvement in the project document based on sound planning so that no issue is faced during the execution. The PDWP approved the purchase and Provision of free Text books to 5.316 million students at a cost of Rs. 2.5 billion. The Department was directed to also carry out impact evaluation study of the project being carried out for the last 11 year and also come up with suggestion for its improvements. The meeting also approved a project for reconstruction of buildings of old schools constructed before 1974 and are dangerous.  In Agriculture sector, the forum approved Strengthening & Rehabilitation of Existing Veterinary Institutions  and Establishment of 100 Veterinary Dispensaries in rented building in addition to construction of building for 30 Nos existing veterinary dispensaries being functioning in rented building. Endowment fund for universities was approved at a cost of Rs. 4 billion.  Teacher Engagement for BS (4-Years Degree Program), “Purchase of Furniture, Computers, Library Books, Plant & machinery Lab Equipments and Sports Gears for Government colleges”, “Construction of Girls Student hostel at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sheringel Dir (Upper)” were some other projects of Higher Education Department which were approved during the meeting. For promotion of sports an amount of Rs. 150 million was approved for establishment of Sports Academy for the Talented Youth. Renovation of Existing Sports facilities spread over the province was approved at cost of Rs. 300 million. The forum also approved Rs. 150 million for providing counterpart funding to the tourism development projects on PPP mode, which also includes Cable car at Naran valley. Approved projects of the Energy & Power Department included construction of Karora HPP in District Shangla (11 MW); Construction of Jabori HPP (10 MW); Purchase of Land for Hydel Projects and Electrification of 100 Villages through Solar/ Alternate Energy In road sector, “Construction of 3 Nos RCC Bridges i.e. Surbat, Dogai and Garonai District Dir Upper” and “ Construction / Rehabilitation of Roads  including  Gajoo Khel Ameero road,  Jabbi road, Piran Bala and Payan & from Duran to Masamkhel via Malikhel Bala Payan, District Nowshera” were also approved. An amount of Rs 1.5 billion was approved for construction and rehabilitation of rural roads across the province. Construction of Public Park at Swabi, Construction of Fruit and Vegetable markets in selected Districts and Bus Terminals in Mardan, Swat, Dir Upper and District Swabi including land cost were also approved in the project. Construction of 01 Hostel (60 Rooms), 02 Lecture Theaters and Laboratories at Saidu Medical College, District Swat were approved at a cost of Rs. 300.00 million.  Approved projects under irrigation sector included restoration of different Khwars in Nowshera Cantonment, District Nowshera; Revamping of Jindi River District Charsadda; Installation of Irrigation/Augmentation Tube Wells & lift Irrigation Schemes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Improvement / Construction of Irrigation Facilities and Flood Protection Works in District Abbottabad, Haripur and Mansehra INP

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