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During the last four years, nine new economic zones have been established, namely

Jalozai Economic Zone, Nowshehra Economic Zone (extension),
DI Khan Economic Zone,
Rashakai Special Economic Zone,
Chitral Economic Zone,
Hattar Special Economic Zone,
Bannu Economic Zone,
Ghazi Economic Zone and Mohmand Economic Zone.
Additionally, Daraband Special Economic Zone, Salt and Gypsum City Karak,
Buner Economic Zone,
Katlang Economic Zone
Mansehra Economic Zone will also be launched soon.

An investment of around Rs338 billion has been made in the above-mentioned economic zones where 167 sick industrial units have been revived and 366 new industrial units established.

In order to promote small and medium entrepreneurs in the province, finance scheme worth Rs12 billion has been launched.

To promote international investment in the province, 44 MoUs worth $8 billion have been signed at Dubai Expo 2020.
Tourism Police Passing Out Parade Passing-out parade ceremony of the first ever of KP tourism police in the Police Training School (PTS) at Swat here on Wednesday..

The passing out ceremony of 173 cadets including two females ..



France will provide a €120 million soft loan for the 128-Megawatt Keyal Khuwar hydropower project.

According to an announcement by the Economic Affairs Division, Kazim Niaz, Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA), and Mr. Philippe Steinmetz, Country Director, French Agency for Development (AFD), signed the agreement.

The French loan assistance will support the 128MW facility, located in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), near Pattan. This soft loan will support the Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in its mandate of hydroelectricity sector development in Pakistan, the statement added
Bannu Economic Zone, ongoing Infrastructure Development (Package-I) of the Zone.

The physical progress of the project is 85% completed and expected to be concluded till March 2023.
The contractual completion of the Project is May 2023.




Chitral Economic Zone ongoing infrastructure development works in the zone.

The project scope includes construction of roads, water supply network, drainage, retaining walls and zone office building.
The project will be completed in March 2023.





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KPK Governor ingrates two industrial units and visit other projects at Hattar Industrial zone, Haripur, KPK.




Construction work on 4km access road to Mohmand Economic Zone is in progress and will be completed by December 2022.
It will be beneficial for the industrialists and will play a vital role in connecting Mohmand EZ with the main road.



KP govt to launch initiative to curb chronic diseases

Bureau Report
January 25, 2023

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is launching a programme to put brakes on the non-communicable diseases, also known as chronic diseases, in the province.

This was decided at a meeting held at the Khyber Medical University on Tuesday, according to a press release.

The meeting was informed that a Khyber Pakhtunkhwa non-communicable diseases (NCD) action framework was needed because ailments, including cardiovascular, diabetes, chronic respiratory disorders, cancers and common mental disorders, were responsible for 50 per cent of all deaths and 40 per cent of overall disability-adjusted life years lost in the province.

The meeting, which was also attended by director general health services Dr Shaukat Ali, Dr Akram Shah, chief of health sector reforms unit, and World Bank representatives, was told that NCD epidemic risks crippling already overburdened health system and fragile economy of the province, warranting a time-critical need to identify and implement affordable effective solutions to address non-communicable diseases.

The meeting was informed that a new global health research centre called Centre for IMPACT had been launched in Pakistan recently thanks to collaboration between seven leading universities, four from Pakistan, including KMU, and three UK-based.
The participants were informed that the centre in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was led by Prof Ziaul Haq, the KMU Vice-Chancellor.

Published in Dawn, January 25th, 2023
The development works of Ghazi Economic Zone are near completion. The project will complete in January 2023. Scope includes Roads Infrastructure, Water supply system and drainage system.



Nowshera ....
Rashakai SEZ to start operation in March as construction advances and phase 1 is nearing completion...


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