PESHAWAR: On Friday, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan ordered the appropriate authorities to enforce an e-work schemes order framework for construction project contracts.
He has ordered the issuing of job orders within 10 days of the award of contracts to contractors.
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The Chief Minister ordered all departments to procure, by December 15, the PC-1s of their respective development schemes reflected in the annual development programme approved by the relevant forums.
He said that after the deadline had passed, he would hold a summary meeting of the entire ADP and if non-compliance was detected, would ensure stern action against the officials responsible for it.
With regard to the posting and transfer of officials serving for more than two years in the same role, the Chief Minister announced that there would be no compromise on the transfer of such officials.
Reviews performance of communication, irrigation depts
He ordered the heads of all departments to transfer all such officials immediately and to send, along with the lists of transferred employees, certificates to that effect.
The meeting was briefed on the two departments’ growth schemes, posting and relocation of personnel and other related matters.
The meeting was informed that the EOI was invited to begin practical work on the Phase II Swat Expressway project, while the Peshawar-Dera Ismail Khan Motorway project’s PC-I was prepared and sent to the P&D department, whereas the project’s commercial and financial feasibility report will be completed by the first week of next December.
With respect to the planned Dir Motorway scheme, it was told that the project’s feasibility report was awarded to the chosen company and that the commercial/financial study would be finished by February of next year.
Briefing the meeting on the development of the Department of Irrigation, the meeting was told that the execution of the Orders of the Chief Minister on the Elimination of Intrusions on River Swat was underway and a plan was established to clear River Swat of phase-wise intrusions.
It was recorded that a total of 99 different-nature invasions were found on the Swat River and that 30 were removed in the first phase and 12 in the second phase, while the remainder will be removed in the next phase.
Similarly, 69 intrusions on the Panjkora River have been detected and notifications have been provided by the district administration for their clearance.
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Mr. Mahmood said one of his government’s top priorities was the timely completion of development schemes and instructed the high-ups of all departments to ensure physical progress on the development schemes in accordance with the deadlines for their completion within the stated period.