Under the chairmanship of Federal Secretary Economic Affairs Division Dr. Kazim Niaz and Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry, a high-level meeting was held at Civil Secretariat Peshawar on Friday to review the projects supported by international development partners.
Additional Chief Secretary Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah, representatives of World Bank and Asian Development Bank, Executive Secretaries of concerned departments, Project Directors and other concerned officials attended.
A detailed briefing was given to the participants of the meeting on the development projects supported by international development organizations and related issues. In the meeting, 27 projects of different sectors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were reviewed. Among these projects, 10 World Bank, 13 Asian Development Bank and one IFAD are providing funds for the project. In the meeting, it was emphasized that the ongoing projects should be accelerated and the implementation of the projects under consideration should be ensured.
Federal Secretary Economic Affairs Division Dr. Kazim Niaz said that the federal government will provide full cooperation with the provincial government in these projects. He further said that the timely completion of these projects will benefit the local population.
Chief Secretary Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry issued instructions to the Executive Secretaries and concerned officials to regularly review the progress of projects supported by international development partners under their respective departments. This will enable identification of obstacles in all such projects, their resolution and timely completion.
He said that these projects play a key role in reducing the effects of climate change, improving health and education sectors and infrastructure in Pakistan.