In the fifth meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party, projects worth 63 billion rupees were approved. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government approves 5 billion rupees employable digital skills project for youth in PDWP meeting, modern skills needed by industry will be taught to youth. The project will provide basic, advanced and high-impact training to 84,000 youth. The approval was given in the PDWP meeting presided over by the Additional Chief Secretary Planning and Development Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr Shahab Ali Shah.
PDWP members and concerned departments participated in the meeting. The forum approved 69 projects related to C&W, Health, Higher Education, Irrigation, Forestry, Agriculture, Sports and Public Health Engineering for the betterment of the province.
In the forestry sector, approved projects include value chain development of high-value Chalghoza pine forests in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upgradation of Togh Mangara Safari Park in Kohat district, community management to conserve biodiversity and improve local livelihoods in Pakistan. Strengthening of protected areas, assessment of carbon stock of designated forests for REDD and promotion of carbon credit marketing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, promotion of Chalghoza intervention and research activities in North and South Waziristan, NT in annexed areas. Promotion of livelihood opportunities through FP interventions, development of natural resources in newly merged districts, innovative interventions in the field of forests and environment, establishment of model dairy farms in southern districts in the field of agriculture, public health engineering in the field Construction and maintenance of solar base tubewell in various union councils of district Nowshera, construction and improvement of roads, flood protection works, culverts and drains in district Mardan union council grain dump, Mohabbateabad hoti, cross hoti, Sikandri and Gali Bagh, health Swat district in the sector of Supply of equipment for Zakir Khan Shaheed THQ Hospital Matta under Saudi Fund for Development and procurement of medical and auxiliary equipment, furniture and fixtures for Peds Hospital (Phase-I), new for FY 2023 – 2022 Provision of salaries and operational cost to regularized projects of merged districts, Upgradation of Para Chinar DHQ Hospital District Karam, Construction of approach roads to Kalorkot Bridge over Indus River in road sector, Maintenance of South Waziristan Wana Jandola Road. Construction of road from Karama Road to Umarakhil Moshe via Jazuba and Main Wana Plane to Faqir Ragzai, District Swat Venai to Gut Road (New Alignment) Feasibility Study, Design and Black Topping, CPEC Interchange of District Mansehra Bakrial City Road Road improvement and maintenance from Mardan to MNG Road, construction and maintenance of various roads in Union Councils Bakhshali, Gujrat, Dehi Mardan, Baghicha Dheri, Shah Bazghari, Gadhi Daulatzai, Gariya, Fatima, Babini etc. of Mardan District, District Abbott Construction and maintenance of roads in Abad from Chakar Kakul to Gali Banyan etc. and in various Union Councils, District North Waziristan Mirali Mad. Construction of Yekhel Road, Establishment of Government Degree College in District Khyber Dora Nahar and Government Girls Degree College in Landi Kotal, Establishment of Government College of Commerce and Management Sciences in District Swat Matta, Elementary and Secondary Education Sectors. Establishment of 100 examination halls in high and higher secondary schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, reconstruction and upgradation of primary, middle and high schools in Swabi district, establishment of 142 science labs in high and higher secondary schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in the field of sports. Construction and establishment of Sports Complexes in District Mardan, Chitral and Dir Payin, Construction of Building for Works and Implementation Directorate, Construction of Indoor Gymnasium in District Haripur and Bannu, Canal Patrol Road in various Union Councils of District Mardan in the field of irrigation. Construction and maintenance, reconstruction of bridges and drainage system, construction and improvement of flood protection structures to protect agricultural land of various canals etc. Construction of Protection Wall, SIDB in Industries sector Feasibility studies for rehabilitation of closed units of KK (HDC Bonny Upper Chitral, GABA Center Gari Habibullah, Carpet Center Ogi Mansehra and Belt Training Center Patan Kohistan), employable digital for the youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the field of science and technology. Skill initiatives and up-gradation of data center, feasibility study, detailed designing and monitoring for District Development Plan in Tank district in the field of rural development.