PESHAWAR  – The government has completed various uplift projects in different areas of Kurram Agency to help improve the living standards of tribal people.

The Political Administration has completed a drinking water supply system for the village of Pewar in Upper Kurram.

The community is located close to the border with Afghanistan on the main road.

The project is providing approximately 4,800 individuals with potable water at their doorsteps so the elders of Pewar approached the Political Administration of Kurram Agency and requested access to clean drinking water in their area, says a press release issued here on Monday.

A flood protection wall and spurs for the communities living in and around Sadda in Lower Kurram have been constructed and repaired. As many as 274 meter long flood protection wall and two flood protection spurs are benefiting 4,800 individuals and protecting agriculture lands and houses from further damages. The Political Administration has also completed the construction of an irrigation system for the community of Sawai Killi in Central Kurram and prioritized the project and completed rehabilitation of the irrigation channel in a short time.

The rehabilitation of the irrigation channel is benefiting some 9,600 individuals of Central Kurram.

The Political Administration has called upon the local communities to take maximum advantage of the projects. The government is focusing on the basic needs of the remote and economically disadvantaged areas of the country with an aim to improve the standard of living and ensure basic facilities for the population of these areas.

People should cooperate with the government in identification and quality implementation of these projects. Local elders of the area have thanked the authorities for addressing their basic needs on a priority and extended their full cooperation to the Political Administration.