Governor affirms 1 billion projects


Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan has affirmed his commitment that 12 gigantic water/irrigation projects, including 5 small dams and 7 irrigation projects would be constructed in Mohmand Agency with an estimated cost of approximately Rs. 1 billion which would bring great development and prosperity in the area and the living standard of the Mohmand people would improve to a great extent.

He was talking to a delegation of elders of Mohmand Agency which called on him at Ghalanai. The delegation was led by Senator Hilarur Rahman. Additional Chief Secretary FATA Mohammad Aslam Kambwa, Secretary Education FATA Tariq Khan, Commandant Mohmand Rifles Col. Umar Haider Bukhari, PA Mohamand Waqar Ali Shah and other officers accompanied were also present on the occasion.

The governor disclosed to the delegation that all those projects would be completed under the FATA Water Resource Development Project (FWRDP) to be funded by the Asian Development Bank, feasibility of all the projects had been prepared and PC-1 approved. He said very soon work on the projects would be started.

It may be recalled that these projects included 5 small dams, including Jay Dam, Tanga Danish Cool Dam, Haider Khan Dam, Qasim Khel Dam and extension of Machni Dam Irrigation System and provision of auxiliary spillway.

Moreover, the irrigation projects are Maddar Irrigation Subproject, Head Kalay Weir Subproject, Mandara Kalay Weir Subproject, Sara Shah Kalay Weir Subproject, Danish Coll Weir Subproject, Ganjianu Weir Subproject and Soral Kalay Weir Subproject.

Moreover, the governor stated that for the most backward tehsils of Khwezai, Baizai, Safi, Prang Ghar and Patiali an integrated development plan would be devised under the Area Development Plan and special package would be implemented so that all those tehsils could be brought on a par with the developed areas of Mohmand Agency.

The delegation expressed gratitude to the governor for taking keen interest in the uplift of the Mohmand Agency, listening to their problems and assured its full support in connection with finalization of the development projects.

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