The Mohmand Dam Project has resulted in a particular development package worth Rs4.5 billion for Mohmand and the surrounding areas. District Mohmand has received 86% of the overall development package, district Bajaur has received 8%, Malakand has received 3%, and district Charsadda has received 3%. The district shares have been calculated based on the proportion of area affected by the Mohmand Dam Project.
It was determined at a high-level meeting here on Tuesday, which Chief Minister Mahmood Khan chaired. The meeting was attended by Corps Commander Peshawar Lt General Nauman Mehmood, Additional Chief Secretary Shahab Ali Shah, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Amjad Ali Khan, administrative Secretaries of the pertinent departments, and others.
They delivered detailed guidelines on all aspects of the particular development package designed for the areas affected by the Mohmand Dam Project to the gathering. In addition, a variety of public welfare development projects in various industries have been proposed as part of the package.
It also revealed that as part of the package, a 132 kV grid station would be built in the district of Mohmand at the cost of Rs700 million. More than 1.5 lakh locals in the area would benefit from the project. In Tehsil Prang Ghar, will spend Rs700 million on the widening and rehabilitation of a 30-kilometre road.
It also revealed that a 6km long road in Tehsil Pindiali, district Mohmand, would be built at the cost of Rs75 million. In addition, in district Mohmand, numerous projects costing Rs236 million will be launched in the education sector, will spend Rs135 million on healthcare schemes.
It was also determined that would implement different sports-related initiatives worth Rs60 million for the area. Also included several quick-impact initiatives in the development package, which would cost Rs175 million to execute.
According to the meeting, all of the development ideas included in the package had been in conjunction with elected officials and local elders in the affected communities. The meeting decided to form a Joint Steering Committee, led by the Additional Chief Secretary, to implement the development programs quickly. The chief minister authorized a comprehensive action plan with realistic timetables to achieve speedy progress on the development plans planned under the package. “All related departments must ensure demonstrable progress on their projects within the specified dates so that citizens can benefit from the development package as soon as possible.”
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