ISLAMABAD: Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has prepared PC-1 for Phase-III of the Prime Minister Education Reforms Programme costing Rs3 billion and forwarded to Planning and Development Division for the approval. The amount would be approved under the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) projects, said Advisor to the Prime Minister Education Reforms Programme Ali Raza on Monday. He said the amount would be utilized for the renovation of remaining 200 schools, colleges of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). He said that the tender of further 130 buses has also been prepared which is likely to be signed this week. The buses would be provided to facilitate the students of federal public schools under PM Education Reforms Programme, he added. It is worth mentioning here that as many as 423 public sector schools of the ICT would be upgraded with provision of missing facilities. However, under the second phase of reforms programme upgrading work of 200 schools is near to complete. CADD had reportedly spent around Rs1 billion on the first phase for upgrading federal public schools under PM Education Reforms Programme and Rs3 billion for upgrading 200 more schools under phase two of the programme.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 13th, 2018.