Review Meeting of The Department

A review meeting of the department was held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shehab Ali Shah in the Planning and Development Department of the department.
The meeting discussed progress on development projects, tasks assigned to sections, and measures to improve the monitoring and evolution system.
The projects are being monitored and tracked in P&D department for timely completion of development projects in the light of instructions of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan.

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ACS KP Launched Website Regarding Dubai Expo

Additional Chief Secretary Shahab Ali Shah has launched a website regarding Dubai Expo. A press conference was held in this regard at Information Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

The URL of the website is https://investinkp.com/?curtain_ceremony=true.  Dubai Expo is underway and the month of January has been allotted to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. There are many opportunities for investors in various industries in the province. There is scope for investment in other sectors like oil and gas, tourism, sports, and minerals. Launching of website for Dubai Expo will help in the provision of  information to the foreign inventors and will attract foreign investors for industrialization in the province.

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Meeting on Public Investment Management (PIM)

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has adopted the Public Investment Management (PIM) approach to ensure prudence in the provision and investment of funds on vital public infrastructure.
Led by the Planning and Development Department, the PIM would foster the decision-making and resource allocation functions of the provincial government by aligning intended project results with the strategic development objectives.
The PIM system would improve coordination and synergy among the development projects funded by development partners or through government resources to create greater impact of public investment on the provincial economy. It is an approach to manage government expenditures for public infrastructure strategically and efficiently.
PIM approach of the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is in line with the approved recommendations of the Federal Government’s Planning Division for the simplification of development processes to improve public investment management. Given the limited financial, human and material resources, the PIM framework will enable the Planning and Development Department to maximise the efficiency of public investment through improved planning, selection and management of valuable public funds.
Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shahab Ali Shah chaired the PIM core committee meeting to review the progress and for further recommendations to issue emphasized decisions for implementation/execution.

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CM Discussed The Second Phase of Local Government Elections

Meeting of Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shehzad Bangash and Inspector General of Police Moazzam Jahan Ansari with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan. Additional Chief Secretary Shahab Ali Shah was also present in the meeting.
The meeting discussed issues related to peaceful conduct of the second phase of local body elections. Review of the unfortunate incidents that took place in some places in the first phase of local body elections. In the second phase of these elections, strategies were discussed to prevent such untoward incidents.
The first phase of local body elections was generally peaceful, said Mahmood Khan
However, some unfortunate incidents took place in some places, the Chief Minister said
In the second phase of these elections, such incidents should be prevented, the Chief Minister directed
Arrangements and preparations for peaceful conduct of second phase of local body elections should start from now, says CM
In this regard, an effective system of coordination should be established between the district administration, police and the Election Commission, said the Chief Minister.
The provincial government is committed to holding the second phase of local body elections in a peaceful and clean environment, Mahmood Khan said.
To make effective use of all available financial resources and manpower for this purpose, the provincial government will provide all necessary resources for the peaceful and transparent conduct of these elections, Mahmood Khan said

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Public Private Partnership Committee Meeting on Dir & D.I.Khan Expressways

Meeting of Public Private Partnership Committee chaired by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan. Good news for the people of the province, approval has been given for the construction of Dir Expressway and Peshawar DI Khan Motorway under public-private partnership. The Dir Expressway will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 33.5 billion. The 30 km long expressway from Chakdara to Rabat will be constructed. The construction of this highway will reduce the distance by 27 km. The four-lane expressway will have two tunnels and three interchanges.

The 360 ​​km long Peshawar DI Khan Motorway will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 243 billion. 19 interchanges and two tunnels will be constructed on this 6-lane motorway. Both mega projects have already been approved by ECNEC.

These highway projects are of utmost importance for the development of the province on a sustainable basis Mahmood Khan said. The construction of these highways will boost tourism, trade and economic activities in the province, the Chief Minister said. The process of procurement of lands required for implementation of projects should be started in time, Chief Minister said. Implementation of these projects according to timelines will be ensured Mahmood Khan said. Strict implementation of existing rules and regulations of the provincial government regarding implementation of these projects under public-private partnership should be ensured, Chief Minister said.

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12th PDWP Meeting Held on 29th December 2021

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is in the process of approving development projects. Provincial Development Working Party meeting was chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shehab Ali Shah, while sections chiefs and other officials attended the meeting.

Among the notable projects approved in the meeting include BS blocks, additional classrooms in government colleges of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while for the provision the basic facilities a project was approved at a cost of 1.60 billion. While in the merged districts, approval has been given for the upgradation of 25 middle schools in high schools at a cost of Rs 1.14 billion. Work will be done for the betterment of boys ‘and girls’ schools.

The plan for setting up of Paraplegic Center for the amalgamated districts has been approved at a cost of Rs.945 million. Paraplegic Center Sub Division will be set up in Wazir Bannu.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, work will be done on minority places of worship at a cost of Rs. 51 crore for which 109 places have been identified. A feasibility survey will made at a cost of 1.6 crore for the construction dam in Wana South Waziristan. The Rs 1.2 billion were approved for the project construction of Gozizai Small Dam in Tribal Sub-Division Tank which will ensure water availability and resolve irrigation problems in the area.

In Upper and Lower Chitral, projects worth Rs. 71 crore were approved for rehabilitation of structures destroyed by natural calamities. A plan to promote olive cultivation at a cost of Rs. 2 billion in the integrated districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been approved. Fisheries and fish ponds planned at a cost of Rs. 50 crore in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Approval of 9 km road from Sarai Noring of Farhatullah Khan Marwat Road in Bannu to Shah Tora Takht Khel at a cost of Rs. 256 million in the meeting. Hangu Samana Road in Hangu District approved at a cost of Rs. 57 crore, Feasibility Study of Gargari Chowk Road from Malik Shahi in North Waziristan at a cost of Rs. 2.1 crore was approved. In the meeting for the PSDP program of the federation, 55 km Tajzai Lucky four Lane Road was cleared at a cost of Rs 19.32 billion.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa approves feasibility study of various projects under Public Private Partnership Framework including feasibility study for setting up of truck terminal in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and integrated districts, feasibility study for private sector services in Toyota.

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Internal Departmental Review Meeting

Planning and Development Department internal meeting to review development portfolio and assigned tasks to various sections

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Meeting on the Development of Zakhakhel in Khyber District

 

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has prepared a comprehensive development plan of Rs. 3.3 billion for Zakhakhel in Khyber District. A new era of economic and social development will begin in the region and employment opportunities will be created.

A meeting was held in the Planning and Development Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shehab Ali Shah. The plan has been formulated for three years under which projects in the fields of Agriculture, Irrigation, Municipalities, Industries, Public Health Engineering, Mines and Minerals, Roads will be worked on. The area includes business rehabilitation, technical trainings, youth internships, livestock and agriculture promotion, forest protection, and water supply projects.

Rs. 55 crore for irrigation projects, Rs. 35 crore for agriculture, Rs. 20 crore for support of small and medium enterprises, Rs. 173 million for technical and vocational training, Rs. 55 crore for local bodies, Rs. 79 crore for roads. Rs. 38 crore for Public Health Engineering, Rs. 11.7 crore for Forests and Mines and Minerals.

In the light of development vision of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan, development projects are being brought on priority basis for the backward areas. The plan will be presented for approval in the Provincial Development Working Party meeting very soon.

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Solarization of 8000 Schools & 187 BHUs in Province

Chief Minister Mehmood Khan plans to solarize 8000 schools and 187 basic health centers in 25 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at a cost of Rs. 4.34 billion. Eco-friendly power generation will benefit more than 1 million students and protect precious lives in health centers

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13th PDWP Held on 13th January 2022

Provincial Development Working Party meeting was held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shehab Ali Shah in the Planning and Development Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in which 33 projects costing a total of Rs 49 billion were approved. The meeting was attended by forum members, sections chiefs, and official staff. Notable projects approved include an integrated package for Zakhakhel Khyber District at a cost of Rs. 3312 million and it will revolutionize the fields of agriculture, irrigation and industry.

Approved projects include construction of BRICS Dam, development of regional GDP / economic indicators, construction of multi-storey commercial / residential building on 5 Kanal 11 Marla land on Warsak Road Peshawar, extension of Emergency Rescue Services 1122 to Tehsil level and Khyber. Establishment of substations in Pakhtunkhwa, provision of municipal services / civic amenities in major towns of newly merged districts, construction of solar tube wells, bus terminals in South Waziristan district, beautification in urban areas etc., fruit and vegetable market in Orakzai district. , Cattle Fair Market, Construction of Slaughterhouse, Strengthening District Development Authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Municipal Services Delivery Project, Kundal Dam District Swabi Spillway Modification, Exit Channel and Irrigation System / Related Component Improvements, Barwasa Dam District Construction of Haripur, provision of small grants for students of religious madrassas of integrated areas for setting up small scale business, establishment of computer labs in religious madrassas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, provision of free textbooks in integrated districts, Kohi Soleimani Upgradation of 40.0 km road to Darazanda, Shishikoh Madqalshat Road 43 Construction of 40.0 km road from Kumrat to Kalam, setting up of processing units in DI Khan and Swat districts to harness the potential for production of vegetables, dates and fruits and income generation, with special emphasis on cold water fisheries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. With the promotion of fisheries, the transformation of agriculture in integrated areas. Sub-Scheme: Disease Control Program for Development of Livestock Sector in Integrated Areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Transformation of Agriculture in Integrated Areas. Sub-Scheme: Improvement of Agricultural Extension Services in Newly Integrated Areas under Agricultural Transformation Plan, Rehabilitation and Expansion of Kailash Valley Roads in Chitral District, Grain Warehouses in Integrated Districts, Sub-Scheme: Food Warehouses in Kurram District Construction, Upgradation of BHU Darmai at RHC level in Matta Tehsil, District Swat, Establishment of BHU Sakhra Fazal Beg Ghari and BHU Aghal Britana in Matta Tehsil Swat, New 132 KV Grid Stations Sura Rogha South Construction of Waziristan, Tirah Maidan, Mamond Bajaur, Bara Khyber Kohat, amendment of Malakand III for restoration of annual design energy target and construction of 132 KV Shah Kass.

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