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217 new projects in Frontier ADP

PESHAWAR: The provincial government on Wednesday announced Annual Development Programme (ADP) worth Rs51.157 billion for next fiscal year, showing an increase of 23 per cent over last year.

The ADP includes Rs32.546 billion to be spent on provincial uplift schemes, Rs10.05 on federal government-assisted projects, Rs574 million on population welfare programmes, Rs1.341 billion on district ADP and Rs6.644 billion on foreign-funded projects.

A total of 891 schemes are part of the next year’s ADP, which includes 674 ongoing and 217 new projects.

A major chunk of resources has been earmarked for the roads sector as the next ADP has an allocation of Rs5.137 billion for construction of new roads. This sector has a total of 115 projects, which include 105 ongoing and 10 new.

Work on the Peshawar-Warsak road, Mardan-Swabi road, 650-kilometre other roads in the province and construction of 12 bridges are included in the ADP.

Elementary and secondary education is another priority area, which got an allocation of Rs4.574 billion that will be utilised on 39 ongoing and 17 new projects.

The higher education sector has been allocated Rs1.484 billion in the ADP, which has 35 projects, including 19 ongoing and 16 new.

Main projects of the education sector include improving the supply of Pashto dictionary (Daryab), establishment of 150 primary schools, upgradation of 120 primary and 100 middle schools and Rs200 monthly stipend to female students.

An amount of Rs4.333 billion has been allocated for the health sector, which has 85 ongoing and 23 new schemes.

Establishment of a hospital in Mardan, which will be named after slain PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto, district hospital in Mansehra, Bacha Khan Medical College in Mardan and construction of hostels in Khyber Girls Medical College, Peshawar, and Battagram are some of the main projects of the health sector.

An amount of Rs856.421 million has been allocated for the housing sector, which includes 53 ongoing and 8 new projects.

Major initiatives in this sector include installation of cameras and scanners in different prisons, construction of storage facilities for wheat, Frontier House at Gwadar, Balochistan, and Khan Abdul Wali Khan Multi Complex at Civil Secretariat in Peshawar.

An amount of Rs1.441 billion has been earmarked for 41 schemes of drinking water and sanitation sector, Rs122.509 million for 30 projects of social welfare, Rs796.663 million for agriculture and Rs7.772 billion for regional development.

MPAs will have Rs10 million development funds each at their discretion, as the ADP has an allocation of Rs1.240 billion for the Tameer-i-Sarhad Programme.

Source: Dawn

Date:6/18/2009