Progress Report: One Year of Accelerated Implementation Programme (AIP 2019-20)

The Tribal Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are among the backward areas of the country in terms of socio-economic indicators. The key reasons for this development lag have been ascribed to the resources and capacity constraints, scarce economic opportunities, socio-cultural barriers and fragile security situations, particularly over the last two decades. The per-capita expenditure in erstwhile FATA has been very low as compared to other parts of the country.

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Comprehensive Food Security & Livelihood Assessment (CFSLA) for Merged Districts and Tribal Sub-Divisions KP 2019-20

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa extends its gratitude to the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) Pakistan for initiating the Comprehensive Food Security & Livelihood Assessment (CFSLA) process in the Newly Merged Districts and Tribal Sub-Divisions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and for extending technical and financial assistance. The CFSLA is the result of ceaseless efforts of individuals and organizations. This publication is the outcome of relentless efforts and collaboration between the Planning & Development Department through its Bureau of Statistics (BoS) Merged Areas, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) Pakistan.

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Tribal Decade Strategy 2020-2030

The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has a strong commitment to the sustained development, prosperity and well-being of the people of the Merged Areas (formerly the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, FATA) and intends to carry out an accelerated development program in order to enhance human potential, generate economic opportunities and improve livelihoods. This is augmented by a similar resolve at the Federal level. This plan of development is indicative of the resolute commitment that is being geared for mainstreaming the tribal communities. These commitments are being given shape in the form of the Tribal Decade Strategy, 2020-2030.

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Review Meeting on Development Projects in the First Quarter of the Financial Year 2020-21 Part 2

A review meeting on development projects in the first quarter of the financial year 21-2020 was held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In the second part of the meeting held today in the Planning and Development Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, progress on the development plans of the Department of Tourism and Sports, Information Technology, Urban Development, Municipalities, Industries, Labor, Board of Revenue, Finance for the financial year 21-2020. Departments were instructed on the use of funds released for the first quarter and monitoring reports of development projects for the first quarter, including the progress of the projects reviewed on PC-1. The meeting also reviewing the progress of the process in detail so as to make the best use of government resources and timely completion of projects.

 

 

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Highlights of Various Schemes Approved Under 9th PDWP

Various Projects were Approved Under the 9th PDWP

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ACS KP met with the World Bank Country Head Naji Benhasinne at P&D Department today.

The Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shakil Qadir Khan met with the World Bank Country Head Naji Benhasinne at Planning & Development Department today. Manager Operation World Bank Pakistan, Chief Economist P&DD & Chief Foreign Aid P&DD were also part of the meeting.
During the meeting various projects and areas of mutual interest came under discussion.
The meeting discussed Hydropower, Renewable Energy, Health, Education, SMEs, Start-ups, Tourism, Agriculture, Irrigation projects in detail.
The World Bank team was given presentation on the P&DD in-house established & managed PCFMS & GIS system. The main objective of PCFMS and GIS is helping decision makers by providing accurate and timely information about developmental schemes and helping them in making the right decisions.
The Additional Chief Secretary P&DD highlighted job creation, income generation and economic stimulation with better education/health facilities the immediate priority focus areas of the government.

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10th PDWP Meeting held on 29th October 2020

The 10th meeting of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) was held under the Chairmanship of Mr. Shakeel Qadir Khan, the Additional Chief Secretary P&D Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 29th October, 2020. The meeting was attended by members of PDWP and concerned departments.
The forum considered 36 schemes pertaining to Energy & Power, Law & Justice, Local Government, Irrigation, Health, Agriculture, Road, Industries, DWSS, Urban Development, Sports & Tourism & Elementary and Secondary Education sectors for the uplift of the province. The forum approved 35 schemes with an estimated cost of Rs. 56033.481 million. One scheme was deferred due to inadequate designs and was returned to the respective department for rectification.

Approved schemes of Energy & Power sector were:
 Modification in Malakand-III for restoring its Annual Design Energy Target of 550 GWh. Cost of the Project Rs 778mn. HDF Funded. HDF Allocation 2020-21 Rs 400mn.
Solarization of Mosques & Worship places (AIP).
Installation of additional 40 Mva Power Transformer along with Civil Works at 132 Kv GSS in Wana, District South Waziristan (AIP).

Approved schemes of Law & Justice sector were:
Construction of 07 District Judicial Complexes (AIP).
Construction of 25 Tehsil Judicial Complexes (AIP).

Approved schemes of Urban Development sector were:
Construction of Bus Terminal/ Taxi Stand, Fruit & Vegetable Market and Family Park in Sub-Division, Jandola Tank and Sub-Division, Darzinda, D.I.Khan. (AIP).
Construction of Fruit and Vegetable Market, Cattle Fair Markets, Slaughter Houses in District Orakzai. (AIP).
Peshawar Uplift Programme SH: Establishment of Park at Ring Road Peshawar.
Provision of Municipal Services / Civic Amenities in Major Towns of North FATA.
Provision of Municipal Services / Civic Amenities in Major Towns of South Tribal Districts.

Approved scheme of Water sector was:
National Program for Improvement/ Lining of water courses in FATA.)

Approved schemes of Health sector were:
Up-gradation of SINOR, Swat.
Additional Works in Peshawar Institute of Cardiology.
Reconstruction / Rehabilitation of Health Facilities Damaged in July-August 2010 Floods. Sub Head: Madyan Swat.
Safe Disposal of Hospital infectious Waste in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Integration of Health Services Delivery with special focus on MNCH, LHW, EPI and Nutrition Programme (DFID & AusAid Assisted. Foreign Cost Rs. 8.12 Bn).( One month extension).
Up-gradation of IRNUM PET-CT/Cyclotrom Project.
Establishment of Accident and Emergency Ward at DHQ Hospital Charsadda.
Integrated Disease Surveillance Response System (IDRS).
Establishment of Cardiology Unit & Burn Trauma Unit at Cat: “A” DHQ Hispital Malakand at Batkhela under the Project Covid-19 responsive and other Natural Calamities Control Program (Health Component) on cost sharing basisi (50% from ADP & 50% from PSDP). Sub HEad: (1) Construction of Burn Unit at DHQ Hospital BAtkhela District Malakand.  (2) Construction of Cardiology Unit at DHQ Hospital Batkhela District Malakand.
Constriction of Cardiology & Gynae Units at Saidu Group ot Teaching Hospitals Saidu Sharif Swat.
Strengthening of DHQ Hospitals (Building Capacity to respond to Covid-19/Any further pandemic) in KP.

Approved scheme of Agriculture sector was:
Surveillance on Pesticide and Fertilizer Adulteration in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Approved schemes of Road sector were:
Construction of Roads in District Swat.
Special Repair & Maintenance of identified Provincial Highways through Performance Based Maintenance (PBM) Pilot Project under Provincial Roads Improvement Project (ADB Assisted).
Improvement, rehabilitation and construction of new bridges. (AIP).

Approved scheme of Industries sector was:
Detailed designing for completion of balance infrastructure at Mohmand Marble City (AIP).

Approved schemes of DWSS were:
Consultancy for F/S and Design of Mega DWSS base on surface Flow and other perennial Water Bodies in Merged Areas (AIP).
Construction WS & Sanitation at UCs Malak Pur, Pacha Kalay, Batai, Aba Khel, Mali Khel Gradezi, Daggar, Gokan, Elai Angafoor & Tor Warsak District Buner.

Approved schemes of Sports & Tourism sector were:
Construction of Sports Complex at District Lakki Marwat.
 Construction of Sports Complex at District Tank.
Rehabilitation & Improvement of Grassy Ground Swat .
Feasibility Study for Establishment of Sports Stadium at Tekhal Peshawar.
Establishment of Sports Complex at Karak. (PC-II approved on 05.12.2019).

Approved scheme of Elementary & Secondary Education was:
Grant in Aid to HQ 09 Division for Establishment of Cadet College WANA in SWA. (2019-20).

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Highlights of Various Schemes Approved by 10th PDWP

10th PDWP Under the Chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Approves 35 Schemes Worth 56 Billion Rs for the uplift of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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PRESS RELEASE – AIP Projects Approved in PDWP during October

PROJECTS WORTH PKR 49.145 BILLION APPROVED FOR ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT IN THE MERGED AREAS

Wednesday, 4 November 2020: Chaired by the Additional Chief Secretary, Shakil Qadir Khan, the Planning and Development Department convened a record number of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) meetings in the month of October. According to a statement issued by the department here today, the high frequency of PDWP meetings is a direct outcome of the priority and urgency attached by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the accelerated development of the Merged Areas.

According to the details of the projects that are approved for implementation under the AIP 2020-21, 32 projects worth PKR 49.145 billion representing a wide range of development sectors got the official nod. Industries, education, transport, water, roads, food, energy, information and law are some of the sectors that secured project approvals during the four sessions of PDWP that were held in October. While the Additional Chief Secretary led the proceedings, representatives of the Planning and Development Department and the Implementing Provincial Departments participated in the month-long meetings.

In the higher education sector, three projects got approved including provision of scholarships for the students of Merged Areas, strengthening of the BS degree programme and provision of staff to existing colleges at a cost of PKR 2,107.06 million, PKR 402.62 million and PKR 1,223.11 million respectively. Elementary and secondary education sector also got seven projects approved at a total cost of PKR 13,626.01 million. These projects include establishment of 100 primary schools, construction of examination halls in schools, upgradation of 70 primary schools to middle level, upgradation of 70 middle schools to high level, upgradation of 70 high schools to higher secondary level and reconstruction of fully or partially damaged schools in the Merged Areas.

Improvement of the 42 kilometers Tanai-Gulkatch Road will cost PKR 762.57 million, construction of Kundiwan Weir in South Waziristan will be completed at a cost of PKR 1,234.42 million and the construction project of Bara Dam in Khyber district has been approved at a cost of PKR 463.99 million. The project for the establishment of a communication and social media cell for the publicity of AIP projects and mass awareness campaigns has also got the approval. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Emergency Services Academy (Rescue-1122) to be established at Shahkas area of Khyber district has also been approved and will cost PKR 3174.03 million.

In the law and justice sector, the much-awaited projects comprising the construction of 7 district judicial complexes and 25 tehsil judicial complexes have also been approved. The two high-impact projects will cost PKR 9.5 billion each, and will substantially contribute towards improved governance and rule of law in the Merged Areas.

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Meeting on Strategy to Improve Quality of Work in Development Projects

The Department of Planning and Development, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has decided to introduce a strategy to improve the quality of work in development projects. In order to rectify the existing shortcomings, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadir Khan in the P&D Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A comprehensive report was presented to the meeting by the party in which the quality of work in the development projects and the development work on the projects of various departments were reviewed in detail. The quality of work of all consultants has been reviewed in the past. Report 367 is based on development projects in which consultants have been hired. Performance of 52 consultants in 367 projects will be reviewed. It was decided at the meeting that the Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate would check the procedure of selection of consultants. To improve the procedure of shortlisting of consultants, various suggestions were also considered in the meeting to improve the quality of work. The report of the Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate will be shared with all the departments and a formal strategy will be issued after consultation with all the consultants in this regard. The initiative will enable better utilization of public and government resources and will eliminate wastage of resources.

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