Peshawar: According to reports released on Monday, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has decided to pay PKR 98 billion to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) for the enhancement of municipal services in five cities.

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ADB has agreed to grant PKR 385 million under the KP Cities Improvement Project (KPCIP) to strengthen municipal services in Abbottabad, Mingora, Kohat, Mardan, and Peshawar, according to the details. The funds will be used to upgrade sewage and drainage, including sewerage treatment plants, the creation of green urban spaces, the water supply system, and the provision of integrated solid waste management systems, according to the announcement.

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According to the Secretary of Local Government and Rural Development Department Shakeel Ahmed Mian, PKR 98 billion support will be used over a period of five years for municipal urban infrastructure, solid waste management, sewerage treatment plants, and water supply. He went on to say that the work on the projects will start from January or February next year.

The following are the details of the project as per ADB’s website:

  • 93-kanal park in Phase-VII of Hayatabad Township, Peshawar
  • Bagh Naran Park in Hayatabad Peshawar
  • Women business development centre in Kohat
  • Mardan Ring Road green belt
  • Mingora greater water supply scheme and water treatment plant
  • Extension of water supply scheme and water treatment plant in Abbottabad
  • Shimla Park in Abbottabad

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