Peshawar: The planning and development department has devised an Rs. 68 billion strategy to build job opportunities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s combined tribal districts.
To build jobs in tribal districts, the Economic Development Plan (EDP) will concentrate on strengthening businesses, mines and minerals, small and medium enterprise, skills development, tourism, agri-business, and green economics sectors.
By bridging ability and resource gaps, a comprehensive action plan for tribal districts will be created, with a diverse range of strategies for all possible economic sectors.
It would have short-to-medium-term, medium-to-long-term, and long-term projects, with short-to-medium-term projects lasting one to three years and medium-to-long-term projects lasting three years or longer.
A total of Rs. 28 billion will be set aside for the development of skills among tribal district residents under the plan. Short-term projects will receive Rs. 18 billion, while long-term projects will receive Rs. 10 billion.
The agriculture sector will receive over Rs. 14 billion, with over Rs. 1 billion going to short-term projects and Rs. 12 billion going to long-term projects. Long-term tourism projects will receive Rs. 8 billion, SME projects will receive Rs. 7 billion, mineral projects will receive Rs. 4 billion, agribusiness will receive Rs. 4 billion, and forestry will receive Rs. 1 billion.
New tourist destinations will be developed in Khyber, Kurram, South and North Waziristan tribal districts creating thousands of employment opportunities.
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