Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan on Wednesday (December 1) ordered timely completion of the public welfare projects as it will have a direct impact on the lives of people, according to news sources.
Reportedly, KP CM Khan chaired a meeting to review the progress of different projects underway in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The meeting was informed that work is ongoing on 60 development schemes, worth PKR 687 billion under external economic assistance. It was disclosed that PKR 89 billion was reserved for uplift projects in the Annual Development Programme (ADP). During the meeting, the attendees were informed that KP Cities Improvement Project was approved by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC).
Additionally, the ECNEC has also cleared PC-I of the Balakot Hydropower project and bids were advertised for the project’s first package. Moreover, the meeting was briefed on the provincial roads improvement project. Under this initiative, seven roads in KP has been completed and construction work on two roads was underway. It was disclosed that under the KP Integrated Tourism Development Project, a master plan was approved for the development of four tourism zones in different areas in the province. The attendees were informed that 50% of work on the dualization of Swabi-Mardan Road was completed. Reportedly, the feasibility study of the Kurmat cable car project has been completed. The meeting was also told that the land acquisition is underway for the 88-megawatts Kalam-Gabral hydropower project.