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Peshawar: The authorities have decided to initiate multiple projects in various sectors for economic revival, creation of employment opportunities and poverty alleviation under foreign-funded program.

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In this connection, a meeting was held here on Monday with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in the chair to review progress on foreign-funded development projects. The meeting also discussed new projects to be initiated in next two years under the program.

The meeting was informed that a total 0f 27 projects in various sectors worth $2.451 billion were in the pipeline.

These schemes include Balakot hydro power development, Kurram Tangi water resources project, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cities improvement project, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa rural roads development project, Mohmand hydropower project, rural economic transformation project and others.

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Moreover, several projects of drinking water supply would be launched to provide clean drinking water to both urban and rural localities of the province. The provincial government would identify development projects in those sectors and share the same with economic affairs division for onward processing.

The chief minister directed the authorities concerned to focus on backward areas of the province along with newly merged districts under the foreign-funded program.

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