Published On: Wed, Jan 27th, 2021
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KP performs ground-breaking of Makh Banda Dam

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Peshawar: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Tuesday performed ground-breaking ceremony of Makh Banda Dam project in Karak district of KP.

The dam project would be completed with an estimated cost of Rs814 million in a period of three years.

Makh Banda Dam, on completion will bring 725 acres of land under cultivation, sources said.

Meanwhile, the chief minister also performed ground-breaking of the rehabilitation of 38km long road from Banda Daud Shah to Gurguri, which would be completed in two years at estimated cost of Rs587 million.

Addressing the event at Makh Banda and Banda Daud Shah, the chief minister also announced a package of Rs2 billion for gasification of the entire population of Karak. He said that oil & gas royalty funds were the right of people of Karak and other oil producing districts, adding that incumbent government, as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, has launched Karak Area Development project to ensure that the royalty funds are spent on the development of the people of the district.

“Under the project various developmental schemes worth billion of rupees in education, health, public health engineering, communication & other social sectors have been initiated for the sustainable development of the district, ” he said.

The chief minister said that more than Rs 9 billion would be spent on the various developmental projects of Karak during the next four years and added that each and every penny of oil & gas royalty funds would be spent for the wellbeing of the public of oil & gas producing districts.

Mahmood Khan said that the incumbent government was investing on human development whereas previous rulers did nothing for people except looting the public exchequer.

The chief minister remarked that the incumbent government was working under comprehensive developmental strategy to put these districts on the path of sustainable development.

Terming the unavailability of clean drinking water as a major problem of Karak, the Chief Minister stated that his government was very much serious in resolving this long standing issue on permanent basis adding that a project worth Rs72 crore has been planned to provide clean drinking water from Lawaghar Dam to Karak city which on completion, would provide clean drinking water to 90, 000 population.

Similarly he said that work on the dualization of Bannu road has also been started which would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs4 billion out of which Rs 2 billion had already been released.

Highlighting other developmental projects for district Karak, the Chief Minister said that work on upgradation of the existing healthcare facilities in district was underway whereas a major teaching hospital was also being established in southern region.

He said that Rs. 45 Crore have been allocated in the current financial year for the execution of various road projects in the district whereas Rs. 55 crore were allocated for the construction of sports complex in Karak.

The Chief Minister has termed Peshawar to DI Khan Motorway project as of vital importance for southern districts and said that the project would be completed with the estimated cost of Rs 260 billion.

The Chief Minster further stated that extension of Sehat Card Plus to the cent percent population of southern region would be launched till the end of ongoing month after which people of southern districts would also get free healthcare facilities upto Rs.1 million per house hold per annum.