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6th PDWP Held on 12th October 2021

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government approves several development projects in light of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan’s development vision. A meeting of the Provincial Development Working Party was held in the Planning and Development Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shehab Ali Shah in which forum members and concerned officials participated. The notable projects include education, municipalities, roads, industry, science and information technology, social welfare, and irrigation projects.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to build dams in Tank and Dera Ismail Khan Districts. The forum approved the feasibility and detailed design of Tank Zam Dam in Tank District and Choudwan Zam and Draband Zam Dams in DI Khan. The construction of the three dams will irrigate 19,721 acres of land while the Tank Zam Dam will also generate 25.5 MW of electricity. The approval of these projects will solve water availability problems in the area, facilitate water access, and increase agricultural production. These Projects will ensure food security in these districts as well.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan pledges development projects on the basis of equality for all districts. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved district development plans for different parts of the province. 10 district development plans will be launched at a cost of Rs. 65 billion. Other projects include roads, education, health, irrigation, agriculture, transition to solar energy. The forum approved District Development Plan Peshawar, District Development Plan Nowshera and Charsadda, District Development Plan Mardan Division, District Development Plan Swat and Shangla, District Development Plan Buner, Upper Dir, Lower Dir, Malakand, Upper Chitral, Lower Chitral, District Development Plan Kohat Division, District Development Plan Bannu Division, District Development Plan DI Khan Division, District Development Plan Hazara Division, District Development Plan Integrated Districts.

KP Government took an important decision for the prevention and rehabilitation of drugs. The forum approved to set up rehabilitation and de-taxification centers in 12 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to rehabilitate drug addicts and make them useful citizens, the project will cost Rs. 74 crore. The Rehabilitation Centers will be set up in Peshawar, Charsadda, Shangla, Buner, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Upper Dir, Haripur, Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Hangu, and Tank. The centers will provide vocational training and education to raise drug addicts to a normal life, raise awareness about the diseases caused by drug use and guide the affected families.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved the remodeling of the Bara Canal River system in Khyber District. The Bara Canal System was built in 1979-80 and will irrigate 44,900 acres of land. An Rs 1.1 billion project was approved for rehabilitation of canal structure, lining of canal, construction of new structure, construction of farm to market roads around the project in Bara and Peshawar. The remodeling will ensure water access to the land adjacent to the project.

In the light of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s development vision, Mahmood Khan pledged to bring projects on an equal footing for all integrated districts. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has introduced a plan to boost economic activity in the integrated districts and urban centers of the tribal sub-division. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has approved a Rs. 7.8 billion market development and uplift project for seven integrated districts and six tribal sub-divisions. Under the project, a total of 868 projects will be worked on in the integrated districts in the areas of market upgradation, solarization, sidewalk rehabilitation, sewerage projects, food streets, play areas, water projects, rescue stations and other sectors.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government took initiative to promote information technology in the province. Feasibility of 1200 kanal Special Technology Zone in Mardan at Rs 5.6 crore, feasibility and design of IT Park at Abbottabad at Rs 5 crore and feasibility of Gandhara Digital Complex project at Peshawar and Swat at Rs 15.5 crore were approved.

Promotion of higher education in integrated districts is the top priority of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. The Provincial Development Working Party has approved 12 degree colleges for the integrated districts as per the directions of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan at a cost of Rs 5.22 billion. The following Degree collages will be established according to the plan:

1- Government Degree College Salarzai Bajaur

2- Government Degree College, Atmankhel, Bajaur

3- Government Girls Degree College, Atmankhel, Bajaur

4- Government Degree College Halimzai Mohmand

5- Government Girls Degree College Landi Kotal Khyber

6- Government Degree College Lower Karam

7- Government Degree College Spain Wam Shivai North Waziristan

8- Government Girls Degree College, Mir Ali, North Waziristan

9- Government Degree College, Sarokai, South Waziristan

10- Government Degree College Visit Nahar Khyber

11- Government Girls Degree College FR Bannu

12- Government Degree College Ping, Naqib Khel FR Tank

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Promotion of Tourism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Significant progress has been made in the systematic promotion of tourism in the province. The Master Plan and feasibility study is completed for setting up four integrated tourism zones in the province. The Master Plan of Integrated Tourism Zones is presented to Chief Minister Mahmood Khan by Tourism and Planning and Development departments. Chief Minister agreed in principle with the Master Plan. The Master Plan will be submitted to the World Bank for implementation. These integrated tourism zones include Ghanul Mansehra, Mankial Swat, Madakalisht Chitral and Thandiani Abbottabad.

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Weekly Review Meeting of The Department

A weekly review meeting of the department was chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shehab Ali Shah in Planning and Development Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. all officers of the department, Section Chief and relevant units participated in the meeting. The meeting reviewed in detail the issues related to tracking system for development projects, master plan for cities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate of P&D Department, and Bureau of Statistics.

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KP Government Announced to Celebrate Ashara Shani Rehmat-ul-Alamin

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government announces to celebrate Ashara Shani Rehmat-ul-Alamin
Important meeting between Chief Khatib Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Maulana Muhammad Tayyab Qureshi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cabinet members Kamran Bangash, Zahoor Shakir, Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shehab Ali Shah, Secretary Auqaf Khayyam Ahsan in this regard.

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Meeting on to Establish New Balakot City to Promote Tourism

Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over the meeting regarding the development of New Balakot City as a tourist destination. The government is building new tourist destinations in the mountains to boost tourism in the country. To achieve this end, prominent private investors in the tourism and hospitality sectors are being attracted to the public-private partnership mode. The Prime Minister directed the concerned federal and provincial authorities to take all necessary steps to provide full facilities to private investors in this regard. He directed the KP government to complete the project from IRA as a tourist destination. The Prime Minister further directed that cultivable lands should not be included in the plan to ensure food security in the region.

Earlier, the Prime Minister was informed that Feasibility Study of Rs. 19.5 billion project to develop New Balakot City as a tourist hub on Design-Build-Finance-Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) mode has been completed by NESPAK and KPMG. Under the proposed project, 63% of the total 6753 residential plots are allotted for allotment to local victims, while the remaining 2480 residential and 575 commercial plots besides 800 apartments will be auctioned to raise funds for the implementation of the project.

The Prime Minister was informed that the development of New Balakot City was primarily the responsibility of the KPK provincial government rather than the federal government. The KP government has already acquired land for this purpose. The project, to be completed under a public-private partnership (PPP), will include a youth hostel, a theme park, a camping ground and a three-star hotel. Upon completion, the project will not only reduce the pressure on existing tourist destinations, but will also generate more than Rs. 7 billion as a result of sharing expected revenue with the government.

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