Peshawar – Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Sunday directed the authorities concerned to take steps for timely completion of PC-1s, feasibility and other pre-requisites of the projects to be proposed for inclusion in Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2022-23 and said that the prerequisites of all the projects be completed and forwarded to concerned federal forum before March 2022.
He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting regarding projects to be proposed for inclusion in PSDP 2022-23 here, said an official handout issued here on Sunday.
Provincial Minister Akbar Ayub Khan, Additional Chief Secretary Shahab Ali Shah, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Amjad Ali Khan, administrative secretaries of the concerned departments and other concerned high-ups attended the meeting.
The Chief Minister directed them to devise a mechanism for close liaison with the concerned federal entities in order to ensure inclusion of important and priority projects of the province in next PSDP.
Mahmood Khan further directed that mega projects of public importance for all four regions and the newly-merged areas be identified for inclusion in the next PSDP.
He said the mega projects which couldn’t be reflected in current PSDP, necessary steps be taken on priority basis for their inclusion in next PSDP.
He said that all projects to be proposed for next PSDP must be cleared from Provincial Development Working Party by December this year.
The Chief Minister also directed the authorities concerned to focus on projects for development of command area of completed dams, Peshawar-D.I. Khan Motorway, dualisation of road from Indus Highway to Bannu city, construction of road from Madyan to Kalam, Kalam-Kumrat Road and other projects of greater public importance. A mega project for the establishment of economic zones in the province should be planned as well for inclusion in the next PSDP, he added.
The meeting was informed that a field office had been set up at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa House Islamabad for close coordination with concerned federal ministries and divisions in order ensure inclusion of projects proposed by the provincial government in PSDP, and focal persons of the concerned departments have also been notified in this regard. The forum was further informed that meetings were being held on regular basis with federal concerned authorities in order to ensure timely completion of all processes for getting the priority projects of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reflected in the next PSDP.