PESHAWAR: The Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) in its 1st meeting on Friday approved District Development Plans for several districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Under the plan, health and educational facilities in these districts will be rehabilitated and clean drinking water facilities will be ensured. The PDWP meeting, chaired by Additional Chief Secretary, Shahab Ali Shah, also approved schemes of worth Rs110241mn. The forum approved 62 projects pertaining to Rural Development, Irrigation, Public Health Engineering, Communication amd Works, Health, Elementary and Secondary and higher Education for the uplift of the province.
The District Development Plans has been approved for Chitral, Swat, Upper and Lower Dir, Malakand, Buner, Shangla, Kohistan, Battagram, Mansehra, Torghar, Abbottabad, Haripur, Swabi, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshehra, Peshawar, Kohat, Hangu, Karak, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Tank, D.I.Khan, Khyber, Bajaur, Mohmand, Orakzai, Kurram, North and South Waziristan and Sub-Divisional Plans for Hassan Khel, Dara Adam Khel, Wazir, Bettani, Darazinda, and Jandola areas.
Besides this, PDWP approved projects including Construction and improvement of irrigation and crossing facilities, Flood infrastructure in villages Chuprial, Baidara, Shokhdara, Durushkhela, Baz Khela, Sakhra and adjoining areas of District Swat.
In agriculture sector, projects including poverty alleviation through enhancement of
milk and meat value chain in the tribal belt have been approved. The approved projects also include Sustainable Productivity Enhancement through Promotion of Climate Smart and Efficient Mechanized Farming Practices in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Enhancement of Agriculture Land Productivity through Improved Soil and Water Conservation practices in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Integrated Livestock Development Programme Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Phase-I), Construction, rehabilitation, widening, improvement of Roads, Bridges and Culverts in Upper Swat and Tehsil Kabal, Construction of Road from Dowtoi to Haider Kandow (Kurram Agency) 28 KM,Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Improvement of Arrandu Merkani Road 32 KM District Chitral Lower.
The PWDP also approved projects in higher education sector which include the establishment of 5 Government Girls Degree Colleges at Tehsil Barang District Bajaur, Azam Warsak South Waziristan, Mehsud Area South Waziristan, Shawa North Waziristan and Landi kotal Khyber while scope of project Construction of Jabba Dam, district Khyber enhanced.