PESHAWAR: More than 85 per cent of the funds released for developmental schemes of the local government sector during the current financial year have been released so far as compared to the 64 per cent expenditure of the released funds during the last financial year.
The information was revealed in a meeting regarding the formulation of Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the financial year 2020-21 held here on Thursday with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan in the chair.
The meeting reviewed in detail various proposed developmental schemes of local government and Irrigation Sectors to be included in the new ADP.
The meeting also reviewed the progress made so far on the implementation of developmental schemes of the current ADP in these sectors.
Regarding the progress on the developmental schemes of Irrigation Sector, it was informed that more than 85 per cent of the released funds for various developmental schemes of Irrigation Sector has been utilised whereas efforts are underway to ensure 100 per cent utilisation by the end of the current financial year.
The meeting was also informed that 22 ongoing projects of Irrigation Sector would be completed in the merged districts whereas 17 ongoing projects of the sector would be completed in the rest of the province during the new financial year.
Talking on this occasion the chief minister remarked that in view of the financial crunches due to the pandemic, a priority would be given to the completion of ongoing developmental schemes in the new ADP and added that new developmental schemes of dire need will also be included in the new ADP.
He directed the concerned high ups for necessary steps to finalise ADP for the upcoming financial year well in time.