PESHAWAR : The Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) in its meeting held under the chairmanship of Khalid Pervez, Additional Chief Secretary , considered 10 development projects in which nine development projects were approved with an estimated cost of Rs.52,583.566 million. The meeting was attended by the Administrative Secretaries and senior staff of P&D, Finance, Environment, C&W, LG&RD, Agriculture, Energy & Power, Elementary & Secondary Education, Food & Irrigation Departments. The approved projects included construction of 69MW Lawi hydropower project Chitral, construction of 84 MW Matiltan Gorkin Swat hydropower project.

, electrification of 100 villages through Solar and alternative energy at a cost of Rs.216.44 million, establishment of 100 Government primary schools on need basis at a cost of Rs.1733.263 million, purchase of land for construction of food grain godowns at Abbottabad at a cost of Rs.75.000 million.

Construction of DFID assisted bridges at Malakand Division, construction of abutments, approaches and launching of steel bridges to be provided by DFID under Flood Damages, restoration project in District Swat, Chitral, Dir Lower and Dir Upper at a cost of Rs.960.83 million, emergency rural roads rehabilitation project.

Rehabilitation and improvement of eight number of roads in district Haripur at a cost of Rs.211.720 million, emergency rural roads rehabilitation project, rehabilitation and improvement of nine number of roads in district Nowshehra at a cost of Rs.600.828 million, pre-feasibility study, feasibility study and detail design of small dams in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at a cost of Rs.108.115 million.