Mahmood Khan, the Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP), has requested that the land acquisition procedure for Cadet College in Upper Dir be completed as soon as possible so that building work on the project can commence.
He also directed the communications and works department to complete the Chakdara Bypass Road by June of this year, stating that the provincial government would provide the necessary funding as soon as possible.
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While chairing a meeting to examine the progress on Dir’s development initiatives, the Chief Minister issued these directions. Administrative secretaries, top officials from the Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority (PHA), and others were present at the meeting.
The PC-1, worth Rs. 6.9 billion, has been developed for the construction of a 44-kilometer road from Patrak to Thal Kumrat in Upper Dir, while the land acquisition process for the Talash-Kalpanai Bypass Road in Lower Dir has been finished, according to a briefing.
It was also revealed that bids for the construction of the 30-kilometer Dir Motorway had been received and were being evaluated, with the project agreement expected to be finalized by mid-August.
The appointment of academics and other people for the newly founded Timargara Medical College was ongoing, according to the session.
A special committee has also been established to oversee the appointment of a project director for the establishment of the University of Dir.
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During the assessment of sports and tourist projects, it was revealed that a site for the construction of the Dir Sports Complex had been located and that PC-1 of the project would be available by the end of this month.
The Panjkora River Left Right Bank Canal project is also progressing, according to the meeting.
The chief minister directed the respective ministries to complete all projects within the set timelines and stated that no delays in public welfare programs would be tolerated.