The Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) on Tuesday approved 20 development projects worth Rs19,130.27 million or Rs19.13 billion, stated a handout issued by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Directorate of Information.
Four others projects were discarded due to a series of inadequacies involved in executing them.
According to the handout, a meeting was held at Civil Secretariat on Tuesday to discuss the projects. The PDWP meeting was headed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Additional Chief Secretary Hammad Uwais Agha.
“At least 24 projects related to health, social welfare, irrigation, higher education, agriculture, local government, urban development, communication and works and the industrial sector were considered,” read the handout. The projects are aimed at improving the quality of infrastructure in the province.
Road to progress
With respect to the health sector, the green signal was given for the up-gradation of 10 basic health units to rural health centres on a need basis.
The construction of Zamir Gul Dam and Bada Dam in Swabi was approved. The construction of other small dams in Mansehra district was also agreed upon.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2015.
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