Rs 4.5b package finalised for areas affected by Mohmand Dam

PESHAWAR – A high-level meeting held here on Tuesday with Chief Minis­ter Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mah­mood Khan in the chair final­ised a special development package worth Rs4.5 billion for Mohmand and other adja­cent districts affected by the Mohmand Dam project. 

A share of 86% of the total de­velopment package has been al­located for district Mohmand, 8% for district Bajaur, 3% for Malakand and 3% of the pack­age has been allocated for dis­trict Charsadda. The share of all districts has been worked out as per their share of land affected by the Mohmand Dam project. 

The meeting was attended besides others by Corps Com­mander Peshawar Lt Gen Nau­man Mehmood, Additional Chief Secretary Shahab Ali Shah, Prin­cipal Secretary to CM and ad­ministrative secretaries of con­cerned departments. 

The meeting was given a de­tailed briefing on various as­pects of the special develop­ment package prepared for the affected areas by Mohmand Dam project. Under the pack­age a number of public welfare development projects in dif­ferent sectors have been pro­posed. 

The meeting was informed that under the package a 132KV grid station would also be con­structed in district Mohmand with an estimated cost of Rs700 million. The project would facil­itate more than 1.5 lakh popula­tion of the area. 

Similarly, Rs700 million would be spent on widening and rehabilitation of 30km long road in Tehsil Prang Ghar. It was informed that a 6km long road would also be constructed at a cost of Rs75 million in Tehsil Pindiali of district Mohmand. 

Under the package different projects worth Rs236 million would be initiated in the educa­tion sector whereas Rs135 mil­lion would be utilised for the health sector schemes in dis­trict Mohmand. It was also in­formed that various projects costing Rs60 million were also proposed in sports sector for the district. 

Besides a number of quick im­pact projects are also part of the development package which would be completed at a to­tal cost of Rs175 million. The meeting apprised that all de­velopment schemes under the package had been finalised in consultation with elected public representatives and local elders of the affected areas. The meet­ing decided to constitute a Joint Steering Committee to be head­ed by KP Additional Chief Sec­retary to ensure quick imple­mentation of the development package. 

The Chief Minister directed the quarters concerned to pre­pare a comprehensive action plan along with realistic time­lines in order to ensure time­ly progress on the development schemes proposed under the package. 

“All concerned departments would have to ensure visible progress on their respective projects as per the stipulated timelines so that people could get benefits of the development package without any delay,” he concluded.

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