Committee formed to expedite development work in tribal districts

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has constituted a special committee, to be headed by the additional chief secretary, to look into reasons behind slow progress in the execution of development projects in seven tribal districts.

“The committee will be responsible for ensuring the timely implementation of the annual development programme in tribal districts,” said a statement issued by the KP Planning and Development Department. “The committee comprises of P&DD secretary, chief economist, Sustainable Development Unit director general, Monitoring and Evaluation director general, UNDP representatives and deputy commissioners of all seven districts.”

The committee members will identify projects where the pace of work has been slow, while it will also provide suggestions to address the impediments hampering the progress. In addition, the committee will review the monthly performance of priority development projects, besides fixing a timeframe for early completion of projects.

According to the statement, the committee has been entrusted with the responsibility of efficient and effective utilization of resources; funds usage will be monitored in accordance with the procedures laid down by the P&D.

Apart from monitoring the implementation of its decisions, the committee will also present a review report on the annual development programme of tribal districts.

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