PESHAWAR: A South Korean delegation led by Ambassador Sung-Kyu Kwak during its visit to Peshawar on Friday asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to come up with proposals for transportation, water and sanitation and rural development projects to get the Korean government’s grant.

An official statement said the Korean delegation held meetings with Tourism Minister Atif Khan, Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra and Communication and Works Minister Akbar Ayub Khan and discussed investment in energy, transportation, water and sanitation, and rural development. They also met Energy and Power Secretary Zahir Ali Shah and Planning and Development Secretary Zahir Shah.

The visitors offered two-week visit of their country to government officials for their capacity building.

During the meeting with Atif Khan, Kaigah, Asrit-Kedam, Kalam-Asrit and Low-Spat Valley hydropower projects came under discussion. The minister assured them of the government’s full cooperation for the projects’ successful execution under the Koreans’ auspices. The proposal by Atif Khan to utilise Korean companies’ corporate social responsibility funds for promoting tourism in Pakistan was also accepted by the visitors.

Atif Khan on Friday said that Pakistan and South Korea’s bilateral ties would be cemented through promotion of tourism and culture and people-to-people contacts.