ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar chaired the meeting of the National Coordination Committee on Foreign-Funded Projects (NCC-FFP) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Islamabad on Monday.
The meeting was attended by the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission of Pakistan, the Secretary Economic Affairs Division, the Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Representative of the Prime Office’s Office, the Finance Division and Provincial P&D and Line Departments and Boards of Revenues were also present at the session.
The forum reviewed the progress of ongoing 30 projects under the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa portfolio amounting to US$ 3.1 billion.
The portfolio encompasses transport & communication, energy, rural development, education & training, water, and irrigation system in the Province. These thirty projects are being implemented with help of development partners like the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, USAID, China, UK, Saudi Fund, Germany, and France.
Khusro Bakhtiar said that the overall performance of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is satisfactory in the execution of foreign-funded projects.
The minister further highlighted that the present government is focusing on the construction of hydel power projects, roads, and infrastructure, social sector development which would help us to stabilize the economy of Pakistan.
The federal minister also directed the line departments of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to fast track implementation and set timelines for expeditious execution of the projects including the Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor project, Municipal Service Program, Gomal Zam Command Area Development project, and Reconstruction/Rehabilitation of Fully Damaged Government Schools at Bara to facilitate the public.