Provincial Development Working Party approves various projects of estimated cost of Rs. 15196.008 million.


Peshawar: A meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) was held under the Chairmanship of Dr. Hammad Owais Agha Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday. The meeting was attended by its members, Syed Zafar Ali Shah Secretary P&DD and respective administrative Secretaries.

The forum considered 58 projects pertaining to Agriculture, Health, Local Government, Irrigation, Information, Mines & Minerals, ST & IT, Elementary & Secondary Education, Higher Education and Sports & Tourism Departments for the uplift of the province. The forum approved 51 Projects with an estimated cost of Rs. 15196.008 million. 6 projects were deferred due to inadequate project designs and one project is withdrawn.

The meeting approved the projects in the Agriculture sector were Construction of Agriculture University Boundary Wall, Reconstruction of Trout Hatcheries at Dubair Kohistan and Allai Battagram.

In the Home Sector only approved project was Execution of Additional Works at Central Prison Haripur and Sub-Jail Karak.

In the Health Sector approved projects were National Program for prevention and Control of Blindness KPK (2015-16 to 2017-18), Maternal Newborn and child health Programme (MNCH).

In the Local Development Sector approved projects were Construction & Rehabilitation of Water Supply System in Zone A, Zone B and Zone D Peshawar, DR-09 (Afridi Garhi to Gulbahar Drainage) DR-11 (Mohammad Zai Drain to Wastewater Treatment Plant), Rehabilitation of Rural Roads in Selected Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (on need basis) (Revised), Water Supply & Sanitation Programme for Babura & Darora, District Dir Upper, Provision of LED/ Solar Road Lights to Selected Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In the Water Sector approved projects were Rehabilitation of Canal Patrol Road along Machai Branch and its sub-systems including Installation of Vehicles weighing arrangement, District Mardan, Construction of Flood Protection Works in Tehsil Pabbi, District Nowshera, Construction of Flood protection wall in Bara River near village Kandar, Akbarpura District Nowshera, Construction of Canal Patrol Roads & Flood Protection works in Tarakai, Dobian and adjoining areas in District Swabi, Improvement of Canal Patrol Road in Gujjar Garhi, Sari Bahlol Areas in District Mardan.

Improvement/reconditioning of Canal Road along Kalpani Disty in its sub system from Shankar village to Tail U/C Babini, District Mardan, Improvement of Canal Patrol Road along Pirsado Disty, from Badraga to Pirsado and Qadar Kali to Kochian Pattak Malakand, Construction / Improvement of Flood protection Works and Irrigation Channels in District Malakand, Construction /Improvement of Flood Protection Works and Irrigation Channels in District Shangla, Construction of Flood Protection Structures, Bridges and Improvement / Restoration of existing structures on Swat River and its Tributaries in Tehsil Matta District Swat, Restoration /Improvement of Small Irrigation Channels in Tehsil Matta District Swat, Improvement and development of irrigation facilities, construction of Flood protection works and revamping of Drains and Khawars in Odigram, Ghalaygai, Gobdhara and adjoining areas, District Swat.

Construction /Improvement of Flood Protection Works and Water Channels in Fateh Pur, Khwaza Khela, Char Bagh and adjoining areas District Swat, Construction / Restoration of Flood protection Bund, Irrigation Channels on Panjkora River and its Tributaries from Rabat to Shagoo Kas District Dir (Lower), Construction of Flood protection Bund and Irrigation Channels in Sameer Bagh and adjoining areas in Dir (Lower), Construction /Restoration of Flood protection Bund and Irrigation Channels on Panjkora River and its Tributaries in ehagdara, Karoodarra, Chapper Darra, Sultan khel Darra and adjoining areas District Dir (Upper, Construction of Flood protection Works and Irrigation Channels in Maidan and adjoining areas, District Dir, Installation of Solar based Irrigation/ Augmentation Tube Wells and Small Lift Irrigation Schemes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Improvement of Northern Eastern Drains / Khawars including construction of Flood Protection Works in Peshawar Valley, Construction of Flood Protection works in UC Kafoor Dheri, Dag, Raggi, Shahi Balaand mathra area, District Peshawar.

Construction of irrigation tube wells in Tehsil Matta District Swat, Construction/improvement of Canal patrol road along with local Nullahs and Streams at Mingora City and adjoining Areas, District Swat, Construction / Improvement of Flood Protection Works, Roads and Water Channels in Kabal, Ningolai, Kanju, Sherpalam and adjoining areas District Swat, Construction of Sumari Payan Dam, District Kohat.

Construction/improvement of bridges, causeways in Partugai, Bamkhel Drainages Systems, Maini, Rashida, Topi Pabbinie, Panjaamand Khawas and Badri Nullah District Swabi, Improvement & Widening of Road along Pehur Main Canal & its sub System, Partugai Drainage System & other small tributaries District Swabi, Improvement & construction of road, bridges and causeways along PMC system and Partugai Drainage system, Bamkhel Drainage system, Kundal Drainage system and Badri Nullah including its tributaries in District Swabi.

However, in the information sector approved projects were Establishment of Media Cell in the Directorate of Information, Establishment of three FM Radio Stations at Kohat, Swat and Abbottabad and Strengthening of Pakhtunkhwa FM Radio 92.2 at Peshawar.

In the Culture Department only approved project was Promotion of cultural community & Support Deserving Writers for Culture Related publications.

In the Mines & Minerals only approved project was Establishment of Model Coal Mine in District Nowshera.

In the ST & IT sector approved projects were Entrepreneurship Development via Establishment and Strengthening of Technology Incubation Centers at Education Institutions.

In the Elementary & Secondary Education sector approved projects were Provision of Stipends to Secondary Schools Girls students of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Phase-XI) (SBSE), Remodelling, Redesigning and Rehabilitation of Pilot High School for Girls in Haripur City.

In the Higher Education sector approved projects were Transport Facility to the staff of Govt colleges, Purchase of Furniture, Machinery, Equipments, Books etc for Govt Colleges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In the sports & Tourism sector approved projects were Up-gradation of Archaeological Complex Gor Guthtree, Artisan Village and Conservation of Peshawar Walled City, Establishment of Sports Complex at Kohat, Feasibility and improvement of Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium Peshawar, Establishment of multipurpose international standard indoor Gymnasium District Nowshera, and Completion of incomplete projects executed by the Engineering Wing.