Public Hearing on Environmental Impact of NHA schemes

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Islamabad(Daily P.Times):A public hearing on environmental impact regarding construction of Rajanpur-D.I.Khan section as 4 Lane highway and dualization and rehabilitation of Dera Ghazi Khan-Dera Ismail Khan Section of Indus Highway was held at Tehsil Municipal Administration office, main Indus Highway, Prova Tehsil, District D.I.Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Both the projects are being undertaken by the National Highway Authority. On this occasion Tehsil Nazim Prova Sardar Imtiaz Ahmad Khan Baloch said, both the schemes will bring about healthy change in socio-economic conditions of the project areas. Chief ecologists Dr. M. Ashraf Bodla and Mr. Ehsan-ul-Haq Farooqi briefed about the developing schemes of road infrastructure with specific reference to environmental impact of construction activity. Dr. Amjad Ali Khan Director (Environment) KP said, both the projects are being assessed in detail in light of environmental laws. TheRepresentatives of the civil society desired earlier issuance of the NOC by the Environment Department of KP, so that construction activities could be started. Proposal and recommendations presented by the experts were noted for consideration.

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