Peshawar: According to news reports, Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Mahmood Khan approved in principle to the master plan suggested for the completion of New Balakot City on Thursday.
The Chief Minister presided over a meeting to discuss the New Balakot City Development Projects (NBCDP).
The PKR 15 billion New Balakot City Project is being created near Bakriyal village in Mansehra District, about 1.6 kilometers from the Hazara Motorway, according to project data. The project has been divided into pieces, with two of them already completed.
The New Balakot City would be 8440 kanals in size, according to the master plan. A total of 6753 residential plots will be created, with 4273 earmarked for earthquake victims and 700 for Bakriyal inhabitants. In addition, 575 commercial plots will be built. According to reports, 90% of the money had already been distributed to the landowners.
During the discussion, the CM stated that addressing earthquake victims’ issues and regaining their trust is a top priority. He also discussed the project’s progress.
It was decided to form a committee, led by Commissioner Hazara, to provide realistic alternatives. The idea will be given to Prime Minister Imran Khan for approval after it has been finalized.
CM also urged the committee to lay out the roles and responsibilities of the various agencies engaged in the project’s execution. He reiterated that the provincial government is working hard to honor its promises to quake sufferers.