PESHAWAR -  Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak revealed his government was all set to put on ground several projects such as oil refinery in Karak, a cement plant in Haripur, three hydel power projects of 506 mega watt and two housing schemes, one Peshawar Model Housing Scheme and the other Motorway Housing Scheme in next few days.

He directed for a tripartite agreement by the industries, mineral, EZMIC with FWO.

The provincial government should finalise all the pre-requisites for the agreement to expedite the process of limitation on these projects.

Secretary Industries Farah Hamid would act as a coordinator.

Khattak directed for a transparent mechanism in this regard.

He was presiding over a tripartite meeting here at the Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar.

Provincial Ministers Mian Muhammad Atif Khan, Anisa Zaib Tahir Khaili, Special Assistant Abdul Kareem, Administrative Secretaries, DG Frontier Works FWO and Chairman EZMIC Ghulam Dastagir attended the meeting.

The meeting thoroughly discussed establishment of oil refinery in Karak, a cement plant in Haripur and three hydel power projects, Shogasin 132MW, Shashgni-Zhendoli 144MW and Laspur-Morigram 230MW in Chitral, Peshawar Model Housing Scheme, and the 80,000 kanal Motorway Housing Scheme and made a number of decisions in this regard.

Addressing the participants, the Chief Minister said his government had made up its mind to expeditiously start working on these projects.

He directed his team to finalise agreement with FWO strictly in consonance within the law and regulations so that the projects were put on ground. He directed against any hindrance in the public welfare schemes.

Pervez Khattak said that the province was now in a position to attract investment because his government made an easy and accessible system.

His government, he added, planned the future of the province in a realistic way. Different regions of this province had different and diversified advantages and the time had come to harness these advantages for the benefit of the people and growth of the province, he said.

Initiatives would be region specific and different regions would be developed on different lines in view of the regions specific advantages, he added.

He said that the province had the potential to grow and this growth would be at local level that would enhance trade and industrialisation and would create jobs for the jobless that would bring development for the people.

He directed for exploitation of province’s rich resources, pro-poor people and pro-people actions so that the province could earn and its earnings could be utilised on the people’s welfare. He hoped that because of his government development initiatives, the province would stand on its own feet.

Referring to the hydel power projects, he said that energy and power was a need for the whole of the country that was why his government was working on them.

He said that his government had a vision and wanted the overall development of the province with collective efforts.

Regarding the housing schemes, Pervez Khattak was of the view that his government was planning the future of the province.

We have already stated different schemes for integration of the whole region so that the province could become a centre of trade and economic activity, therefore, his government needed projects like Peshawar Model Town and Motorway Housing Schemes for the future needs of the province, he said.

Pervez Khattak also referred to the circular Railway track integrating Peshawar Nowshera, Nowshera Swabi, Charsdda and Mardan, for which a Chinese company had recently showed interest.

The project of rapid bus transit for Peshawar was at its advanced stage, he said.

His government made a system in the province and laid down the foundation for development of the province, he stated.

His government started the process of development in the region that would lead to the overall prosperity of the country, he added.