Peshawar: According to a recent news report, the KP Government has approved 29 development programs having an estimated cost of Rs. 28.61 billion. These schemes were approved during the 17th meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP).
The meeting was held in the chair with the additional Chief Secretary, Shakil Qadir Khan, who deliberated and approved schemes for various sectors, including health, education, multi-sector development, highways, urban development, tourism and sports.
The authorised projects include the development and viability of various roads in Torghar, Kohistan and Swat, amounting to Rs. 657.50 million, according to a statement released here on Thursday.
To improve the road infrastructure in merged areas, the PDWP approved 48 roads with a total length of 325 kilometres in Khyber, Bajaur, Mohmand, Orakzai and South and North Waziristan districts with a cost of Rs. 5.7 billion. Upgradation of existing sports grounds into sports complexes in Wana, Kalaya and Jamrud worth Rs. 833.6 million was also approved by PDWP.
The forum okayed the Torawari dam project in Hangu worth Rs. 3.49 billion besides water supply schemes in Abbottabad with a cost of Rs. 266.82 million. Purchase of land for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forensic Science Laboratory in Peshawar worth Rs. 320 million was among the other approved projects.
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