PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed the authorities to complete feasibility study, PC-1 and other pre-requisites for Chashma Right Bank Lift Canal (CRBC) by March next year.

The chief minister said CRBC was an important project for food security. He was chairing a meeting regarding progress on mega developmental projects at the Chief Minister House Peshawar, says an official handout.

The meeting was informed that under the public-private partnership mode, execution of 22 different mega projects was planned including Peshawar-Drea Ismail Khan Motorway, acquisition of land for Dir Motorway and other important projects.

The chief minister said that after the completion of pre-requisites the project would be submitted to concerned federal forum for approval so that the project could be put on ground next year. He directed the relevant quarters to complete land acquisition for Swat Motorway Phase-II in next two to three months in order to ensure timely progress on the project.

The chief minister said that timely completion of communication projects would be the priority of KP government, adding that new schemes were being included in upcoming Annual Development Program (ADP) for acquisition of land for mega projects in communication sector besides new schemes for the feasibility study of need-based new projects.

The chief minister directed the relevant authorities to pay special attention to urban development in merged tribal districts, and said that provision of civic facilities to the people of merged areas and redressal of their issues was among the targets of the KP government.

The meeting was told that schemes for beautification and uplift of different cities, establishment of public parks, infrastructure development, establishment of tehsil complexes on need basis, and construction of was were proposed for inclusion in the next ADP.

The meeting was further told that a separate scheme was proposed for urban development in merged districts, and concerned deputy commissioners would present a comprehensive plan in consultation with the relevant departments to this effect which would be implemented on priority basis.

Similarly, construction and rehabilitation of rural approach roads in merged areas would also be the part of upcoming Annual Development Program.

Keeping in view the provincial government’s priorities for accelerated development of agriculture sector, all the schemes planned under agriculture transformation plan were also being included in the Annual Development Plan of next fiscal year whereas a separate scheme has been proposed for agriculture transformation in merged areas.


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