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Nice & Much Needed addition in Kalam Valley ..


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Draft agreement for next 80 Km 4 lanes Swat Motorway Phase-II construction approved:

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CM wants EOI for Dir Project floated It was informed that the 80 Km-long Swat Motorway Phase II Project would be constructed from #Chakdara Interchange to #Madyan Fatehpur Interchange. Initially, this Motorway would have four lanes extendable to six lanes in the future.

The corridor would have a total of 9 interchanges including Chakdara interchange, Shomozai interchange,
Barikot interchange, Mingora interchange, Kanju interchange, Malam Jabba-University of Swat interchange, Sher Palam interchange, Matta-Khwaza Khela interchange and Madyan-Fatehpur interchange.

The construction of four rest areas was also part of the project. land acquisition process would be completed in all aspects within the stipulated timelines.
 

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Mohmand Dam would irrigate 18,237 acres more land besides supplementing 160,000 acres of existing land after completion.

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- Mohmand Dam would irrigate 18,237 acres more land besides supplementing 160,000 acres of existing land after completion. The Mohmand Dam would be the fifth highest concrete-face-rock-fill dam in the world, which would be completed by 2025 with an estimated cost of Rs 309.56 billion.

According to an official of Water and Power Development Authority, Mohmand Dam powerhouse will generate 800MW hydroelectricity. In addition, 300 million gallons water per day will also be provided to Peshawar for drinking purpose. He said dam would provide 2.86 billion units of electricity to the national grid and the annual benefits of the project have been estimated at Rs51.6 billion.

The dam is being constructed on River Swat about five kilometers upstream of Munda Headworks in Mohmand district and is considered a vital contribution towards the water, food and energy security of Pakistan. On completion, the dam will store about 1.2 million acre feet (MAF) of water and help mitigate floods in Peshawar, Charsadda and Naushera. Besides supplementing 160,000 acres of existing land, about 18,237 acres of new land will also be irrigated.
 

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has formally launched 2 Special Technology Zones (STZs) located in the Haripur district of KP province.

STZA is pleased to have granted Zone Developer licenses to the Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, and Pakistan Digital City, located in the Haripur district of KP province.

Speaking at the occasion, the Prime Minister lauded all stakeholders for launching the STZs in KP, and pledged his Govt's resolute support for the development of Education, Technology and Innovation sectors of the economy & for creating opportunities for entrepreneurs & tech jobs for the youth of Pakistan.



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80 Km 4 lanes Swat Motorway Phase-II construction:

CM wants EOI for Dir Project floated It was informed that the 80 Km-long Swat Motorway Phase II Project would be constructed from Chakdara Interchange to Madyan Fatehpur Interchange. Initially, this Motorway would have four lanes extendable to six lanes in the future.


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KP govt sign Concession Agreement for construction Swat Motorway Phase-II​



The Frontier Post

PESHAWAR: As an important development to execute the Swat Motorway Phase-II on ground, the provincial government has signed Concession Agreement of the project.

The agreement signing ceremony was held here on Wednesday with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan as a chief guest wherein high ups of PKHA and the concerned construction company signed the concession agreement. Advisor to CM on Communications & Works Riaz Khan, Chief Secretary Dr. Shehzad Bangash, and other concerned high ups attended the ceremony.

80 Km long Swat Motorway Phase-II will be constructed on Public Private Partnership mode at a total cost of Rs. 58 billion including land acquisition cost.

The said motorway will start from Chakdara and culminate at Madyan Fatehpur. Initially, this motorway will have four lanes extendable to six lanes in the future.

The corridor will have a total of 9 interchanges including Chakdara interchange, Shomozai, Barikot, Mingora, Kanju, Malam Jabba-University of Swat, Sher Palam, Matta-Khwaza Khela and Madyan-Fatehpur interchanges.

Moreover, eight main bridges will be constructed at different sites of River Swat. Besides, four rest areas will also be part of the project whereas link highways will be provided where needed.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister termed the Swat Motorway as a flagship project for the sustainable development of the area and said that this project on completion would boost tourism and trade activities besides providing quality transportation facilities to the people and create employment opportunities for the locals.


The chief minister said that land acquisition for Swat Motorway Phase-II was underway and very soon the ground breaking of the project would be performed.

Mahmood Khan added that the incumbent provincial government was working on various projects of motorways to interconnect all the districts of the province and boost trade activities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The chief minister said that expression of interest for the construction of Dir Motorway had also been floated adding that the said project on completion would usher in a new era of development and prosperity besides providing quality transportation facility to the people of Dir, Chitral and Bajur.
 

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has spread KP Rescue 1122 to all districts of the province, in the next phase, it is being spread to all Tehsils.

In addition, all ambulances of the Health Department provided free facilities to thousands of patients.

Rescue 1122's new station in Swabi in the final stages of completion.


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Three more hospitals to be made medical teaching institutions in KP


Ashfaq Yusufzai
February 13, 2022


PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department has decided that three more hospitals in the province will be declared medical teaching institutions following necessary amendments to the law as part of health reforms.
Of these hospitals, two are in Kohat and one in Peshawar.

The decision was made during a recent meeting chaired by chief secretary Dr Shahzad Bangash and attended by the health, law and establishment secretaries here.

While discussing the province’s major health issues, the participants decided that Kohat’sDistrict Headquarters Hospital and Liaquat Memorial Hospital and Peshawar’s Fountain House, which was near completion, would be the next MTIs.

The chief secretary directed the health department to propose amendments to the Medical Teaching Institutions Reforms Act, 2015, and send the draft to the chief minister for approval.


Govt plans to amend law for the purpose

The law department was told to ensure the early vetting of the proposed amendments.
Currently, the province has 11 medical teaching institutions and the number will reach 13 following the execution of the health department’s plan.
The relevant officials told Dawn that the government wanted to accord MTI status to more and more health facilities to improve their performance.
The government had enacted the MTI Act in 2015 leading to the placing of teaching hospitals and their affiliated medical and dental colleges under boards of governors.
Previously, those institutions were overseen by the health department.
The officials said the government wanted to grant administrative and financial autonomy to hospitals and improve patient care there and therefore, it legislated for the purpose.

They said the law was extended to more and more hospitals and affiliated colleges.
In November last year, the health department notified the Topi and Chota Lahor tehsil headquarters hospitals in the Swabi district as the constituents of the MTI Bacha Khan Medical Complex (BKMC).

Officials claimed that the health facilities had improved performance after the MTI BKMC took them over.

They said the two hospitals were upgraded as tehsil headquarters hospitals three years ago but their performance wasn’t up to the mark, but following the notification, they began proper outpatient departments, admitting patients, performing surgeries, and launched investigative services.

The officials said the BKMC’s hospital director was currently overseeing the hospitals.
They said the province had 2,474 health facilities with over 50,000 staff members but they were largely unable to provide services to the people at tehsil and district levels.

The officials said most patients were referred to Peshawar overburdening the tertiary care facilities.

They said the government had already outsourced 19 health facilities to private organisations and was in the process of contracting out other hospitals with poor performances.

The officials said the conversion of old hospitals into MTIs was a herculean task as those facilities had staff members, who were recruited by the government as civil servants.

They said several issues hampered the progress of MTIs and a major among them was that most institutions had a hybrid administrative system with both civil servants as well as contractual employees working as staff members.

The officials said some hospitals were launched as MTIs after the enforcement of the relevant law and they included the Peshawar Institute of Cardiology and the Qazi Hussain Ahmed Medical Complex Nowshera with the former being approved for ISO certification lately and the latter endeavouring to achieve performance excellence.

Published in Dawn, February 13th, 2022
 

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Exploratory drilling for further geotechnical investigation of Dam abutment of Balakot Hydropower Project is in Progress. Red arrows show the location of boreholes.

It is the biggest ever project of hydropower generation under the KP government and important development in the energy sector, 300MW power project would be completed with an estimated cost of Rs 85.00 billion in a period of six years with the financial assistance of the Asian Development Bank.....
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