March 25, 2021 at 5:42 pm
Chitral Times Report
PESHAWAR: A meeting to review progress on developmental projects under Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) 2020-21 and to discuss projects proposed for inclusion in PSDP 2021-22 was held here on Thursday with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan in the chair. It was attended by Additional Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadir, Principal Secretary to CM Shahab Ali Shah, Secretary Higher Education Daud Khan, Secretary Communications & Works Ijaz Ansari, Secretary Irrigation Tahir Orakzai and other relevant senior officials. While briefing the forum about progress so far made on the developmental projects, it was told that a total of 139 projects worth billions of rupees were included in current PSDP adding that over Rs. 76 billion were released for the said projects. Apprising the forum about the projects proposed for inclusion in the upcoming PSDP, it was informed that some 40 projects including 360 Km long Peshawar-D.I.Khan Motorway, 30 Km Dir Motorway, Chashma Right Bank Canal, Panjkora River Left and Right Bank Canal, Mulkoh, Kosht, Kagh Lasht irrigation scheme were proposed for inclusion in next PSDP. The chief minister, on the occasion, directed the quarters concerned to finalize PC-1’s of proposed projects and ensure their timely approval from the relevant forum so that such projects could be included in upcoming PSDP. He also directed that projects be prioritized in all sectors keeping in view importance of project and larger public interest. The meeting was told that PC-1’s of various projects including 10 Km long Swabi By Pass Road, 149 Km long Mastuj-Baroghal Road and other projects were in finalization process which would be submitted to the relevant forum for approval. Touching upon the irrigation sector, participants were told that PC-1’s of various projects including Tora Wari Dam were approved from Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) adding that preparation and finalization of PC-1’s of projects in other sectors was also in process.