AKDWP meet reviews progress on ongoing development projects in AJK


Muzaffarabad: (Parliament Times) The approving Forum of the AKDWP under the chairmanship of the Additional Chief Secretary (Dev.) government of Azad Kashmir held its 5th meeting for the financial year 2018-19 here on Thursday.
The representatives of the Federal Government, Finance Department, Secretaries of the respective line departments and officers of the P&DD, attended the meeting.
In the meeting 22 projects costing over PRs 7.57 Billion relating to Education, Foreign Aided Projects, Communication & Works, Physical Planning & Housing, Development Authorities and Power, Information & Media Development and Research & Development sectors were considered.
The significant projects that were brought under discussion appertaining to the Education Sector include Construction of Buildings for six Degree Colleges in AJ&K and an Additional Academic Block with Government Boys Post Graduate College in District Mirpur and Preparation of Land Record and details of Buildings with Educational Institutions in AJ&K. The pivotal projects constituting part of agenda under Foreign Aided Projects involve Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Flood Damaged Schools in AJ&K, Integrated Water Resource Management, GIS-Based Multi-Hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessment and Climate Change Impact Analysis of AJ&K, Establishment of Humanitarian Resource Facility at District Muzaffarabad, Land Slide Control, Management and Mitigation along the Major roads in Muzaffarabad and Poonch Divisions. For the purpose of infrastructural development the imperative developmental schemes concerning Communication & Works Sector contain Improvement & Metalling of Thotah to Riyali Road in District Muzaffarabad, Capacity Building of Public Works Department of Northern and Southern Regions. The Physical Planning & Housing Sector’s four key projects namely Construction of Flood Protection Works for Kotli (Mandi) City and other Vulnerable Areas in District Kotli, Third Party Validation of the project Water Supply Schemes in the Districts of Muzaffarabad, Bagh & Rawalakot executed by ERRA, Improvement of Existing Water Supply System in District Bagh and Completion of Leftover Works of Mosque at Narrol, District Muzaffarabad, Kashmir House, Islamabad & Fiber Glass Shed of Shah Khalid Mosque, District Muzaffarabad were also considered by the forum. Furthermore a central project of Construction of Public Information Department and Press Club at Muzaffarabad under Information and Media Development Sector and two important projects namely Consultancy Services for Preparation of Schedule of Rates for AJ&K and Identification of Flood 2014 Emergency Reconstruction & Multi Disasters Resilience Project under Research and Development Sector were also brought into illumination in the august forum.Similarly two vital talked about developmental schemes relating to Power Sector i.e. Restructuring/Transformation of AJ&K Electricity Department in the Wake of New Tariff Regime and Electrification of remaining areas of AJ&K along with an important project of Development Authorities Sector i.e Beautification of Bagh City along with the Improvement/Construction of the Link Roads (length 04 kms) were also deliberated upon by the forum,


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