Communication projects get Rs154 billion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa budget

Peshawar: The provincial government has allocated Rs319 billion for the 83 new communication projects in the Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the financial year 2019-20. Besides this, Rs154 billion has been marked for 230 ongoing and new projects.

The new projects will start under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Highways Authority (K-PHA) and district governments.

Out of the 313 projects listed in the ADP 2019-20, a total of 253 are owned by the districts. Ongoing projects include 187, while 66 are expected to initiate during the financial year.

A total of 28 projects have also been tabled in the provincial ADP by the K-PHA. This includes 11 new projects with Rs11 billion marked for them, while Rs1.25 billion has been allocated for ongoing projects.

Communications and health stay as the government’s priority for ADP 2019-20. 117 projects have been included from the health sector which include 71 ongoing and 46 new ones. Others projects included in the ADP for the next fiscal year include development projects; 15 of agriculture, 11 of religious affairs, 25 for education, 14 for power and energy, eight for home affairs, eight for housing, 12 of industry, four of information, nine for urban development, two for law and justice, four for mineral development, four for social welfare, five for population welfare, 37 for water supply and one each for transport, revenue and labour departments.

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