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Rebuilding of roads, schools in K-P approved
« on: October 23, 2020, 02:22:11 PM »
Rebuilding of roads, schools in K-P approved
PESHAWAR:23 October:A key project approval body of the provincial government on Thursday approved projects to rebuilt and rehabilitate damaged schools and roads in the province.

They were approved during the ninth meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) which met in Peshawar on Thursday with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Planning Department Additional Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadir Khanin the chair.

The forum considered 50 schemes of the elementary and secondary education, food, home, excise, information, water, industries, multi-sectoral development, relief and rehabilitation, roads, transport, establishment and administration sectors for the uplift of the province.

Of these, the forum approved 39 schemes for an estimated Rs49 billion. One scheme was cleared by the PDWP and recommended to the Central Development Working Party (CDWP), while 10 schemes were deferred due to the inadequate designs and were returned to their respective departments for rectification.

Approved schemes in the Elementary and Secondary Education sector included upgrading some 150 primary schools for boys and girls to middle level on need basis in K-P.

Further, a project to upgrade 70 primary schools to the middle level under the Accelerated Implementation Programme (AIP) in the merged tribal districts (MTDs) was approved. Upgrading another 70 middle schools to high school level under AIP was also approved. Project o upgrade 70 high schools to higher secondary school level under AIP.

The forum approved the establishment of 100 primary schools in MTDs under AIP. Reconstruction of damaged and partially damaged schools in the MTDs under AIP was also approved.

Reconstruction of another 300 boys and girls government schools, including 100 primary, 100 middle and 100 high schools, on need basis across K-P.

The Peshawar Schools Development Plan was also approved.

Upgrade 100 boys and girls middle schools to high school level on need basis in K-P was also approved.

In the food sector, a project to build food grain warehouses and silos in MTDs under AIP was approved.

In the home sector, a project to build de-radicalisation and rehabilitation centres in MTDs including a de-radicalisation centre in Ujala, Jandola and a de-radicalisation centre Sabaoon-II was approved.

In the excise and taxation sector, a project to build a model warehouse with allied facilities was also approved.Published in The Express Tribune, October 23rd, 2020.
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