Projects to rebuild damaged roads, schools approved

PDWP approves project to set up social media cell for merged tribal districts, bachat bazaars


Our Correspondent October 22, 2020
PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

PESHAWAR:

A key project approval body of the provincial government on Thursday approved projects to rebuilt and rehabilitate damaged schools and roads in the province.

They were approved during the ninth meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) which met in Peshawar on Thursday with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Planning Department Additional Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadir Khanin the chair.

The forum considered 50 schemes of the elementary and secondary education, food, home, excise, information, water, industries, multi-sectoral development, relief and rehabilitation, roads, transport, establishment and administration sectors for the uplift of the province.

Of these, the forum approved 39 schemes for an estimated Rs49 billion. One scheme was cleared by the PDWP and recommended to the Central Development Working Party (CDWP), while 10 schemes were deferred due to the inadequate designs and were returned to their respective departments for rectification.

Approved schemes in the Elementary and Secondary Education sector included upgrading some 150 primary schools for boys and girls to middle level on need basis in K-P.

Further, a project to upgrade 70 primary schools to the middle level under the Accelerated Implementation Programme (AIP) in the merged tribal districts (MTDs) was approved. Upgrading another 70 middle schools to high school level under AIP was also approved. Project o upgrade 70 high schools to higher secondary school level under AIP.

The forum approved the establishment of 100 primary schools in MTDs under AIP. Reconstruction of damaged and partially damaged schools in the MTDs under AIP was also approved.

Reconstruction of another 300 boys and girls government schools, including 100 primary, 100 middle and 100 high schools, on need basis across K-P.

The Peshawar Schools Development Plan was also approved.

Upgrade 100 boys and girls middle schools to high school level on need basis in K-P was also approved.

In the food sector, a project to build food grain warehouses and silos in MTDs under AIP was approved.

In the home sector, a project to build de-radicalisation and rehabilitation centres in MTDs including a de-radicalisation centre in Ujala, Jandola and a de-radicalisation centre Sabaoon-II was approved.

In the excise and taxation sector, a project to build a model warehouse with allied facilities was approved.

For the information sector, a project to establish a communication and social media cell for publicity of AIP projects and launching mass awareness campaigns in MTDs under AIP were approved.

In the water sector, the construction and improvement of the drainage system, channels, canals, ponds, roads, bridges, culverts and flood protection works in Nowshera were approved.

Construction of 20 small dams in K-P was approved. The federal public sector development programme (PSDP) will bear around Rs3.6 billion cost of the project.

The revised plan for construction of the Bada Dam in Swabi was also approved.

In the industries sector, a feasibility study for the establishment of a Construction Machinery Training Institute in MTDs under AIP was approved.

A project for economic growth and jobs creation through technical and financial assistance (ERKF model) was approved.

In the multi-sectoral development sector, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) Water Resources Development Project (FWRDP) was approved. The project has a federal government component and is assisted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Construction of residences for planning and development department staff in Hayatabad was approved.

Components of two USAID-supported FATA Infrastructure Project (FIP-QIPs) were approved, including the appointment of consultant for design and engineering services and construction of supervision services.

Under the relief and rehabilitation sector, a project to set up the K-P Emergency Services Academy at Shahkas in Khyber under AIP was approved.

For roads development, projects for the construction and rehabilitation of road networks in Darra Adam Khel under AIP, replacement of steel bridges installed by the army with RCC pre-stressed bridges in MTDs were approved.

A project concept-II (PC-II) for devising a feasibility and detailed design, environmental impact assessment (EIA) and socioeconomic analysis, planning, detailed design, preparation of PC-I, tender and contract documents for improvement and rehabilitation of 112 kilometres of roads in K-P under a project funded by a grant from the Japanese government was approved.

Other projects included the construction of roads in Planr Basi Khel, Serai Kandao-Gigiani Basi Khel, Mori Basi Khel, Shatal-Karizan Saidan, Pakbund-Mori Nusrat Khel, Cherah Basi Khel, Mera Mada Khel-Qabristan, Guizer paty-TT Madakhel, Shahbat Madrasa, Mera Mada Khel, and Torghar.

Appointment of consultant for feasibility study and designing of PKHA works such as the two flyovers on the Mingora-Kanju Road, Mingora Bypass and Kanju Chowk in Swat under the Annual Development Programme (ADP).

Construction of the Grada Intersection at Kanju Chowk and the widening of connecting roads.

Construction of other roads and bridges on need basis

Construction of technically and economically feasible 35kms of roads in Dera Ismail Khan.

Rehabilitation of flood-damaged rural roads under the Japan-assisted Counter Value Fund (CVF)

Construction of 20kms of shingle roads in South Waziristan.

Construction of the 4.5km link road to Lower and Upper Kanigurram Baba Sar to Salarogha and construction of a 5km blacktopped road from Baizai to Tangi Budinzai up to Larima with a link road to Ladha Pet Welai Road in South Waziristan.

Construction of a 10Km Road in Swabi.

Under the transport sector, a feasibility study for the construction and establishment of two trucking terminals in MTDs under AIP, a bus terminal in K-P with the province’s resources, construction and establishment of a transport complex at GT Road in Peshawar with provincial money.

For the urban development sector, a project to set up a bachat bazaar (discount market) at Detour Road, Ring Road Hayatabad in Peshawar were approved.

In the sports and tourism sector, the development of camping pods sites and rest houses across K-P was approved apart from the repair, rehabilitation and provision of equipment to sports facilities in the province.

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