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He was addressing as chief guest at concluding ceremony of training workshop for capacity building of the officers and officials of nation building departments. It was organised by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and Provincial Communication and Works (C&W) Department at local hotel in Peshawar.
Engr. Syed Abdulqadir Shah, Chairman PEC and Engr. Zahid Arif, Secretary C&W and Vice-Chairman PEC, also addressed the workshop and highlighted importance of the continuing training programme for engineers.
Rahimdad paid rich tributes to nation building departments of the province especially engineers of C&W department for immediately restoring the destroyed infrastructure in devastating floods of 2010 and incidents of terrorism as well as eulogised viable role of Engr. Zaid Arif in this regard. He contended that engineers of C&W, PHE and Irrigation departments always performed efficiently to deliver to the masses.
The Senior Minister while highlighting development steps of his government said that special focus was given to reduce the impacts of continuous terrorism and flash floods of the past and hence lion share of resources was spent on it. However, he said that drastic steps are being taken for future developmental needs besides other sectors of public interest that also included enhancing exploration of the hydro-power, oil and gas resources.
He said considerable progress has been made in this respect as continued increase is observed in the income of oil and gas. Similarly a number of mega hydro-power projects were launched in the province.