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June 4, 2021

CM wants work on KP Cities Improvement Project

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed the quarters concerned to take concrete steps to put KP Cities Improvement Project (KPCIP) on the ground by acquiring land to launch physical work.

He was chairing a meeting to review progress made so far on the KPCIP, said an official handout.

Minister for Local Government Akbar Ayub, administrative secretaries and other relevant authorities attended the meeting.

The participants took a detailed review of the progress made so far on the project.

It was informed that KPCIP was being launched with the financial assistance of the Asian Development Bank in the five major cities of the province, including Peshawar, Kohat, Abbottabad, Mardan and Swat.

The purpose was to improve the quality of the life of citizens through enhanced municipal infrastructure and strengthened institutional capacities of municipal setups in the selected cities.

It was told that under the project, 23 sub-projects have been planned which included the provision of clean drinking water through replacement and construction of water supply network, development of green spaces, construction of sewerage system, new sewage treatment plant, solid waste management and other civic services.

Detailed engineering design of the project has been submitted whereas tender documents were in progress.

The chief minister termed the project as an important initiative of the incumbent government and directed the quarters concerned to ensure visible progress on the project and complete all the requirements to ensure formal groundbreaking of sub-schemes under the project.