Peshawar: According to our sources, the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) will consider include the Peshawar-Dera Ismail Khan Motorway and Dir Expressway projects in the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) program in its forthcoming meeting on July 16, according to KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.

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The two mega projects for the province’s socio-economic development were approved by the Central Development Working Party (CDWP).

Following the meeting, the chief minister stated that the successful completion of these highways will not only provide the best transportation facilities but will also contribute to the province’s rapid development as part of CPEC, as well as stimulate trade and economic activity in the region.

Within a month, the KP CM asked responsible authorities to draft a new and comprehensive method to remove roadblocks in private land acquisition for public welfare projects and submit it to the Cabinet for approval.

He also ordered that lands owned by several government departments in the province be transferred to the provincial government and consolidated into one pool.

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By revising the Rules of Business, 1985, the provincial cabinet also approved the formation of the Directorate of Land Records. In addition, Mahmood ordered the industries department to finish the environmental research for the development of Buner marble city within a month.

He authorized the province’s health department to make the required preparations to establish four new large hospitals.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment and Trade’s operational and financial guidelines, as well as the restoration of its board of directors, have been authorized by the KP government (BoD).

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In addition, the provincial cabinet amended the Bank of Khyber Act, 1991, and referred the topic to the Cabinet Committee, which would present ideas at the next meeting. The finance minister, the minister of food, the minister of local government, and the minister of communication will all be on the committee.

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