CM expresses concern over delay in uplift projects

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Staff Reporter

Peshawar

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has expressed concerned for the delay in initiating and implementation of developmental projects in the newly merged tribal districts intimating that creation of posts and hiring process for provision of basic services should be completed on emergency basis. He clarified that the lethargic and inefficient system previously in practice in the tribal districts will no longer be tolerated whereas strict surveillance and monitoring of all ongoing and new developmental schemes should be undertaken to ensure efficient utilization of resources along with timely completion of projects.
While chairing a meeting regarding the 10 years ADP plan for the tribal districts, the chief minister expressed dissatisfaction for the delay in solarization of schools, BHUs, Mosques and other public places in the tribal districts and directed the formulation of committee under the chairmanship of Minister Finance Taimur Salim Jhagra which will be responsible for formulation of strategy for the speedy completion of developmental schemes. The committee will also consist of members from Irrigation, Agriculture, Home, Energy & Power and other relevant departments.
The Chief Minister was briefed in detail regarding the ADP 2019-20 for the Tribal Districts and was informed that the total ADP for the ongoing year is 103.03 billion out of which the total finances of the local components amount to Rs. 24 billion, foreign assistance to Rs.20.03 billion and the tribal decade strategy components which amount to Rs.59 billion. The Chief Minster was informed that out the Rs.59 billion Tribal Decade strategy components, Rs. 48 billion will be provided by the Federal Government whereas the Rs.11 billion will be provided by the Provincial Government.
The meeting was also briefed regarding the ongoing and new developmental schemes in the tribal districts which include 844 ongoing schemes and 134 new developmental schemes. The total estimated costs of the mentioned schemes amounts to Rs.124.42 billion out of which Rs.99.77 billion have been allocated for the completion of ongoing schemes whereas Rs.24.62 billion have been allocated for new developmental schemes.
The Chief Minister was informed that sector wise allocation of resources has been introduced in the ADP for tribal districts which include 85% funds allocation for ongoing schemes in which 274 ongoing schemes have been targeted for completion during ongoing year.

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