KP to provide transport facilities to govt colleges of merged districts

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has started to provide transport facility to the government colleges of newly merged districts. Initially, 45 Hiace vehicles have been provided to the colleges of merged areas whereas in the next phase, buses would also be provided.

This project aimed at extending transport facility to the government colleges worth cost Rs. 1.18 billion cumulatively and benefit over 23000 students of merged areas.

A ceremony to this effect was held here on Wednesday with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan as the chief guest.

The chief minister formally handed over keys of new Hiace vehicles to the principals of these 45 colleges including 24 boys colleges, 15 girls and 6 commerce colleges. Under the project, 10 more Hiace vehicles and buses would also be provided to the newly established colleges of the merged districts.

Addressing the ceremony, the chief minister has termed the strengthening of higher education sector as an integral part of the priorities of his government and said that the government has focused to provide higher education facilities to the youth of merged areas on their door steps and for this purpose various projects worth Rs. 17 Billion have been reflected in the annual development program for NMDs.

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