Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan commitment for economic development of the province resulted in special meeting of Provincial Development Working Party which approved important economic development plan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The economic development plan for the province is approved in the Provincial Development Working Party meeting chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shehab Ali Shah in Planning and Development Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The meeting approved the Rural Economic Transformation Project for 35 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the total cost of the project is Rs 29 billion. Under the Rural Economic Transformation Project, projects will be worked on in four sectors of agriculture, forestry, social welfare and industries in all the districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The project will be completed in seven years and will benefit about 4.3 million people, 785,000 families. Under the project, 675,000 families will benefit from agribusiness development. 110,000 youth will be given skill development trainings and training in various other fields for employment. The main objectives of the project are poverty reduction, access to food, food nutrition security and making the rural population a part of economic development. The project will usher in a new era of economic development in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The project will be sent to the Federal CDWP. The meeting also approved the construction of playgrounds at the level of Union Council at a cost of Rs. 4 billion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including the merged districts.