Developing infrastructure: K-P governor urges steady progress on marble city project

Says pace must be maintained to make it functional within given timeframe.


News Desk June 05, 2013
Governor Shaukatullah maintained a proper system needs to be developed to convert the waste into concrete and compact blocks. PHOTO: FILE

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah on Wednesday appreciated the team work of the Fata Development Authority and the Pakistan Stone Development Corporation in making progress on development of Momand Marble City project.

He, however, stressed the pace of progress must be maintained to make it fully functional within the given time frame.

Presiding over a meeting at the Governor House to review the pace of progress on the project, the governor also took keen interest in the development of a scientific system for re-utilisation of stone wastes, commonly known ‘mali’. He maintained a proper system needs to be developed to convert the waste into concrete and compact blocks.

The chief executives of FATA Development Authority and PASDAC, Fida Muhammad Wazir and Ihsanullah Khan, respectively, briefed the governor about the salient features of their achievements in carrying forward the development work on MMC. They claimed they have already achieved almost 65% of the targets.

The governor was told that against full payment made to Tesco for the establishment of a grid station in the industrial area, deployment of machinery and installation process is in full swing and same is the case in respect to a water supply line, development of an underground water tank and construction of road network, according to a statement issued by the K-P governor’s office.

Similarly, development of an 11-KV feeder line to connect the site with the 132-KV grid station situated at Warsak along with installation of two high-powered electric transformers has also been completed, added the handout.

aPublished in The Express Tribune, June 6th, 2013.

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