The district administration of Dir has completed eight projects on link roads, drains and retaining walls in various villages of Sheringal subdivision.
A press release issued by Malakand Development Program (MDP) on Saturday announced the completion of projects in Chamiar Kass, Ali Mast Sale Miana, Hiddo Khatko, Sowanai Bala, Bundesh-Jatkul, Karborai Mamusai, Siah and Biar villages.
The administration rehabilitated a 758 metre-long link road in Chamiar Kass, a 1,264 metre-long link road and 1,112 metre-long drain in Ali Mast Sale Miana village of Adenzai. 126 metre-long pipe culverts were also built into the constructed road.
Similarly, Upper Dir district administration rehabilitated a 704 metre-long road and 233 metre-long drain in Hiddo Khatko, Darrikund Barawal tehsil, along with a 1,600 metre-long link road and 300 metre-long drain in Sowanai Bala.
A 735 metre-long road in Bundesh Jatkul, 721 metre-long link road and 198 metre-long drain in Karborai Mamusai, Barawal Tehsil, 1,000 metre-long road, with culverts and causeway in Biar village, and 1,089 metre-long road and 76 metre-long drain in Siah village were also constructed.
Retaining walls were built to protect these roads from rainwater and possible floods in the future. It is expected that over 14,000 community members would benefit from these development schemes, and would have easy access to markets, health centres and schools in the region.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 20th, 2014.