March 15, 2019 at 6:23 pm
Chitral Times Report
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Khan Gandapur has directed the officers and department concerned to overcome the issues and problems regarding completion of ongoing PSDP projects .He was chairing a high level meeting here in Islamabad to review the overall progress of ongoing PSDP projects in AJK.Secretary ministry of Kashmir affairs Tariq Mehmood Pasha ,Additional secretary Kashmir affairs, Additional chief secretary government of Azad Kashmir ,officers and projects directors of concerned departments and projects also attended the meeting. The progress on 48 mw Jagron Hydro power project, Rathoa Haryam Bridge, Mir Waiz Muhammad Farooq Shaheed medical college Muzaffarabad and medical college of Mirpur were especially taken in to consideration. The minister expressed his deep reservation on inordinate delay in completion of these projects. The authorities concerned briefed the minister in detail regarding issues and problems in early completion of Jagron hydro power project. The minister was informed that overall 39 percent work has been completed on the project and the comprehensive strategy has been chalked out to complete this project at its earliest. The minister said that his ministry would extend all out support to complete this project as soon as possible. The minister was also briefed regarding issues confronting the completion of Rathoa Haryam Bridge and expressed his displeasure over excessive delay in completion of this project. The authorities and projects director briefed the minister regarding financial and technical issues on fixing of 160 m long steel fixture on the bridge. The minister directed the authorities concerned to come up with solution within seven days, and no further delay in this regard would be tolerated. Issues related to construction of two medical colleges in Muzaffarabad and Mirpur were also briefed to the minister. The Minister, directed that timely release of funds to both projects may be ensured. He also directed officials of both medical colleges to furnished the requests for 50 self-finance seats for both the medical colleges. He assured that his ministry would extend all out support and facilitations in settling the issues regarding completion of all ongoing PSDP projects.