65-mega road infrastructure schemes to be started in NMDs: KP CM

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Staff Reporter

Peshawar

Under the Accelerated Implementation Program (AIP), 65 mega schemes in road infrastructure are being executed in the Newly Merged Districts (NMDs) for which more than Rs. 17 billion have been allocated in the current financial year whereas work on 114 other projects of road infrastructure under the provincial Annual Development Program (ADP) is also in progress for which an amount of Rs. 4.00 billion has been allocated in the ADP of current financial year.
These communication projects include five projects in District Bajur, six in District Mohmand, 13 in Khyber, five in Kurram, seven in Orakazai, eight in North Waziristan, 33 in South Waziristan, Two in sub division Hassan Khel, one in Dara Adam Khel, three in Jandola, eight in Darazinda, Seven in Wazir area and two projects in Bhatanni area of Waziristan.
This was told in a meeting of communication and works department held here on Tuesday with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan in the chair. The meeting reviewed the progress made so far on the projects regarding construction and rehabilitation of roads in the newly merged areas. Special Assistant to CM on C&W Riaz Khan, Secretary C&W Ijaz Hussain Ansari, Chief Engineer C&W Engineer Shahid Hussain and other relevant officials attended the meeting.
The meeting was briefed in details about the progress made so far on the various projects of road communication being executed in merged areas through Annual Development Plan and Accelerated Implementation Program as well.

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