The 16th meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) was held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Shahab Ali Shah which approved projects worth Rs 30 billion.
Notable among the approved projects is the establishment of Education City project in Barwand, South Waziristan. This project with modern architecture and international standards will be equipped with all kinds of facilities. Education City will have excellent educational institutions as well as residential facilities, playgrounds, amusement parks, science and technology parks, sports complexes and hostels.
The meeting was attended by members of PDWP and relevant departments. The Forum approved 27 projects for the development of the province in the areas of industries, higher education, C&W, health, sports and tourism, social welfare and public health engineering.
Among the approved projects are construction of flood protection and safety works in Mardan District Pir Khel Union Council Shahbaz Garhi and District Bannu Sadakhel and Sool Village, Chashma Algad Kashu Spain Tangi Pir Bakhel, Khalif Khel, Khaisur, Swat Expressway (Phase-II Provision of Viability Gap Fund for construction, utility shifting and resettlement, Establishment of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa University of Technology in Nowshera District, Skills Development for Youth of Integrated Districts, Purchase and Construction of Land for Zumong Kor in Swat District, Provision of Hockey Turf in Buner, Swabi and Malakand Districts, Grants for free education for Students of Integrated Districts, capacity building and skills development for students of religious schools and the same scheme for students of religious schools in the merged districts, for development in the roads sector construction and rehabilitation of roads in Karak District Takht Nusrati and Banda Daud Shah, Feasibility Study of Improvement / Widening and Rehabilitation of Sundar Kalatian Road and Shahkhel Piran Road, Mansehra Chakia Jungle District, connecting Indus Highway (N-55) with Hakla York Dera Ismail Khan Motorway (M-14) on Bannu Link Road. And detailed design construction of various link roads in South Waziristan District and construction of 7 km road up to Black Topping Tehsil Barmal Gharlana Chalgoza Forest, Feasibility Study and Construction of Swat District Khawaja Khel Bypass and Chaprial Bypass Road, Construction of 20 km road from Gala Jan Kot to Naseeb Khel Jani Khel and from Arzi Khel to Nazan Khel in Tank, Construction of roads, maintenance, widening up, RCC bridge in Sultan Khel, Chapar and Karo Dara in Upper Dir District, RCC bridge over Prang Tanga for construction of bridges in integrated districts, Construction of Central Police Office in Peshawar, Construction of building for Gaju Khan Medical College Swabi, sanitation schemes for District Charsadda Union Council Gandhiri 02 and Union Council Hari Chand 02.