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.