Progress on mega development projects in various sectors reviewed

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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has expressed concerns over the slow pace of work on the up-gradation of Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium and directed the quarters concerned to immediately suspend the concerned Executive Engineer and Sub Divisional Officer and to conduct enquiry against them.

He also directed to take stern action against the concerned contractor adding that action may also be initiated against the relevant officials of the sport department as per the report of Monitoring and Evaluation. The chief minister also expressed concerns over the delay in the implementation of Safe City Project Peshawar and directed to hold a special meeting of relevant higher authorities to this effect.

He issued these directives while chairing a meeting held here on Tuesday to review progress on Mega Development Projects in various sectors. Additional Chief Secretary Shahab Ali Shah, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Amjid Ali Khan, Administrative Secretaries of concerned departments and other relevant officials attended the meeting. Briefing the meeting about progress made so far on various developmental projects, it was informed that Administrative Approval had been accorded for the acquisition of land for 30KM long Dir Motorway Project whereas section-iv would be imposed on the proposed land after the alignment of the project is finalized. Similarly, work order for Patrak – Thall – Kumrat Road Project would also be issued within the next one and half month.

Briefing about the development projects in health sector, it was informed that establishment of Taimergarah Medical College had been completed adding that classes would also be commenced from the new academic year. Besides, under the project revamping of non-teaching DHQ Hospitals, procurement of equipment for the hospitals had been completed partially whereas outsourcing of various non-clinical services of these hospitals had also been completed.

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