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July 25, 2015

KP govt, FWO join hands for reconstruction in Chitral


July 25, 2015

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to reconstruct damaged means of communication and other facilities through Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) and for this purpose a consensus has been developed among KP government, Pakistan Army and FWO.
According to an official statement, the consensus was evolved during a meeting held in Chitral, with Chief Minister Pervez Khattak in the chair.Those who attended the meeting were Commandant Chitral Scouts, Colonel Naeem Iqbal, Wing Commander, Chitral Scouts Colonel Mahmood, Commanding Officer (Engineers Battalion) Colonel Pirzada, Commanding Officer (Construction) Colonel Jamal, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) KP Dr, Hammad Owais Agha, Chief Engineer (CE) Communication and Works, Daud Khan, Deputy Commissioner Chitral and other officials.
The draft of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Pakistan Army was approved. It will be signed by the relevant authorities of both parties soon.
According to the MoU, the FWO will start repairing and rehabilitation work on flood damaged roads, bridges and other infrastructure facilities in Kalash, Garam Chashma and Mastuj valley on emergency basis.
For the purpose, the KP government will initially release an amount of Rs300 million. The identification of the schemes for rehabilitation will be made by the Department of Communication in consultation with Army Headquarters.
The big schemes pinpointed for rehabilitation include 24-kilometer Ayun-Bomburet Road, 43-Kilometer Chitral-Garam Chashma Road and Chitral Road.Speaking at the meeting, the chief minister said that keeping in view the difficulties of the provincial government, the Pakistan Army should also consider the completion of the schemes of Annual Development Programme in Chitral. The chief minister said the provincial government was even interested in the completion of routine schemes in Chitral through FWO and National Logistics Cell (NLC).

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