KP to launch Citizen Improvement Project worth $9mn


PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced the development of municipal infrastructures by launching Citizens Improvement Project (CIP) worth $9.5 million, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in five major cities of the province.

For the execution of CIP, the requisite land will be provided by the provincial government. 

The cities include Peshawar, Kohat, Abbottabad, Mardan and Swat districts.

This decision was announced in a meeting of the Local Government Department held, presided by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan. 

Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Local Government Kamran Bangash, Secretary Local Government Mian Shakil Ahmad and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shahab Ali Shah, and other concerned officials were among the attendees of the meeting.

Through this project, the government plans to enhance municipal infrastructure and strengthen the institutional capacities of municipal setups to facilitate the citizens with quality urban services.

Under this initiative, authorities will work various schemes that involve provision of safe drinking water, construction of parks, development of recreational spots and green areas, setting up sewerage treatment plants, and better solid waste management.

Scheduled to begin by the end of 2020, the design and construction management is yet to be finalised.

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