Ms. Xiaohong Yang called on the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood khan in Islamabad.


A delegation of Asian development Bank led by Country Director for Pakistan, Ms. Xiaohong Yang  called on the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr.Mahmood khan in Islamabad. Finance Minister KP Mr. Taimur khan Jhagrla and Secretary Agriculture Mr.Muhammad Israr khan were also present.
The delegation discussed a host of issues related to the sustainable development of the Province and the welfare of its people. These related to provision of both physical and soft infrastructure like agriculture, finance, roads network, communication, energy, tourism, drinking water, job creation, ICT, irrigation, mineral development, horticulture, strengthening the Province’ own revenue generation and good governance.
On the top of discussion, the Chief Minister stressed the ADB’ technical and financial assistance in the timely completion of BRT project in Peshawar. It was agreed that both the Provincial Government and ADB will continue to work for the timely and up to standard execution of this gigantic project of historic importance to the Province.
It transpired on the occasion that besides other the Provincial Government had already completed the construction of over 250 mini-hydal power stations while they were jointly working over the construction of such 1000 dams for provision of cheap electricity to the people of remote and under develop areas of the Province. It was decided that the whole of these over 250 completed mini-hydal power stations will soon be handed over to the local communities and physical work over the construction of more 350 is to be taken up immediately. It was also that learnt with the construction of hydal power station at Dassu Kohistan over 75,000 jobs will be created in that far flung area.
The Chief Minister on this occasion directed the Revenue authorities of the Province to complete the payment of compensation and resettlement of the affectees of Pehur High Hevel Canal.
The uplift of the newly merged districts of defunct FATA was specially discussed on this occasion and the ADB delegation assured the CM that they will fully support the Provincial Government for bringing these areas on a far with the developed parts of the country.
Talking to the delegation the Chief Minister said that his govt was working on a comprehensive package of development schemes, provision of basic amenities of life to the people, resource generation and good governance for the Province to which the ADB delegation assured all out support and cooperation.
Regarding the provision of clean drinking water to the urban areas of the Province the delegation assured their support to such program for Peshawar, Mardan, Nowshera, and Mingora.


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