Gilgit: According to a recent news report, Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan has said that a development package is being finalised to boost the construction industry and help improve the living standards of the locals in the region.
According to a press release issued by the Chief Minister House here the other day, Mr. Khurshid presided over the second Apex Committee meeting to review the progress on the GB Development Plan in Islamabad.
The meeting was attended by Ali Amin Gandapur, the Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, the additional secretary of the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan, and representatives from various ministries and divisions.
It instructed regional departments to maintain contact with relevant federal ministries/divisions to prepare the PC-Is of the finalised schemes as quickly as possible. The meeting also directed the PTA to complete the priority auction of 3G and 4G licences in the United Kingdom.
Chief Minister Khurshid Khan emphasised the importance of the Chirtal-Shandur-Gilgit Road and the Shounter Tunnel and directed the NHA to complete the feasibility study and PC-I as soon as possible and present it to the Apex Committee at its next meeting.
He also ordered that all feasibility studies and PC-Is for all projects be completed by March 4th. The committee also approved a project proposed by the deputy chairman of the Planning Commission to help GB institutions improve their capacity.
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