Meeting on PSDP Projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Meeting on PSDP projects in the province chaired by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan. Apart from the Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, administrative secretaries of the concerned departments and other officials were also present. The meeting reviewed the progress made so far on the ongoing PSDP projects in the province. The meeting also reviewed the preparations for the inclusion of new projects in the PSDP for the next financial year. Decision to hold a meeting with the concerned federal departments to expedite the implementation of mega projects in the province and to resolve issues related to the federal government. To speed up the progress on these important projects and to complete them on time, work should be done outside the traditional style of work, directed the Chief Minister. Work on fast track should be ensured for timely completion of these projects, said the Chief Minister. Delays in the completion of these projects will not be tolerated, Mahmood Khan said. In case of negligence, action will be taken against the concerned authorities, the Chief Minister said. Not just briefings but practical progress on the ground, Mahmood Khan said. Ensure 100% utilization of funds released for these development projects, The Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister expressed dissatisfaction over the speed of implementation of some ongoing highway projects in the province under NHA. The CM directed the concerned authorities to take necessary steps to expedite the progress on these projects. The priority and workable plans of the provincial government for inclusion in the PSD for the next financial year should be finalized in time, the Chief Minister said. PC1s of all proposed projects to be included in new PSDP should be approved by PDWP by end of this month Mahmood Khan said.

A total of 143 projects are underway in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under PSDP, briefing said. Out of these, 69 projects are being implemented by the provincial government while 74 projects are being implemented by the federal government.

The issue of purchase of land for construction of 32 km Northern Bypass Road Peshawar has been resolved, briefing said. The project will be completed by December 2022 at a cost of Rs 21 billion.

The plan to make 89 km old Bannu road two lanes at a cost of Rs 17 billion will be completed by August 2022, briefing said. Land Acquisition for Construction of 153 Km Chitral-Boni-Mastuja-Shandor Road In progress, the Briefing said. Tender for 46 km Chitral-Avon-Bamburit road project to be issued within a month, the briefing said.

According to the briefing 63 projects in various sectors have been identified for inclusion in PSDP for FY 2022-23. Out of these proposed projects, PC1s of 32 projects have been prepared so far.

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