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    33 new development projects of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa included in the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) – Mahmood Khan

    33 new development projects of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa included in the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) – Mahmood Khan

    Chitral Times Report

    PESHAWAR: A total of 33 new development projects of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been reflected in the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) for the year 2021-22 out of which 14 projects would be executed by the Provincial Government and other 19 projects would be executed by the Federal Government. The provincial government has also started preparations to include its priority projects in PSDP of 2022-23, and initially 66 important development projects in different sectors have been identified including 13 projects in Communication & Works sector, 12 in Agriculture, 8 in Irrigation Sector, 9 in Higher Education, 5 in Energy, 4 projects in the Sports and Tourism Sector.

    This was told in a meeting held here with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan in the chair to discuss PSDP Projects. The meeting discussed and reviewed the progress so far made on the ongoing development projects of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under PSDP, the projects reflected in the current PSDP and proposed schemes to be presented for the inclusion in next PSDP. Provincial Minister Taimur Salim Jhagra, Additional Chief Secretary Shahab Ali Shah, Principal Secretary to CM Amjad Ali Khan, Administrative Secretaries of concerned departments and other relevant officials attended the meeting. Briefing about the proposed development projects of provincial government for the next PSDP, it was told that a total of 66 development projects had been identified for the inclusion in PSDP of next fiscal year.

    Important proposed projects include dualization of road from Indus Highway to Bannu City, rehabilitation of Tall-Parachinar Road, provision of water to Peshawar City from Mohmand Dam, construction of social welfare offices in all merged districts, construction of social welfare complexes in the five settled districts, establishing an economic zone at Darraban, establishment of women business park in Peshawar, construction of sport complex at Regi Lalma Town Peshawar, Khal Grater Water Supply Scheme Lower Dir, construction of 495 MW Hydro Power Project at Chitral etc.

    The chief minister has directed all concerned authorities to complete all the pre-requisites and preparations in order to ensure inclusion of provincial projects in the PSDP of 2022-23 adding that PC-1s, feasibility studies and engineering designs of all the proposed projects should be completed by the end of this year and submitted to relevant federal forum for approval. He also directed the concerned authorities to take necessary steps to ensure timely completion of ongoing PSDP Projects in the province and to initiate tendering process of the new project so that physical work on the same could be started well in time.

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