Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government recently decided to launch the ‘Citizens Improvement Project’ (CIP), aimed at providing quality urban services, in five major cities across the province, according to news sources.
Reportedly, the provincial and local governments will collaborate on the project to improve and strengthen the municipal infrastructure and services. This decision was announced in a meeting of the Local Government Department, which was presided over by KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan. The project is set to be initially launched in Peshawar, Kohat, Abbottabad, Mardan and Swat.
During the meeting, the CM was briefed on the progress of the project so far. The venture is aimed at developing infrastructure for clean drinking water, solid waste management, sewerage treatment, and parks and green areas in different cities of the province.
The project will be executed in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) — with the provincial government expected to provide the land and the development bank providing financial assistance worth USD 9.5 million.
The groundwork for the project is expected to begin by the end of the year.