PESHAWAR, June 9: NWFP Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani will visit the US next month to hold talks with donor agencies and will also sign a number of agreements, says a handout here on Wednesday.
Talking to members of the provincial assembly at the Frontier House, Mr Durrani said that he would ink different agreements with donor agencies during his US visit. He said various donors were keen to provide resources for development activities in the NWFP.
He said he would invite international financial institutions to finance mega projects in the province. He informed MPAs that a comprehensive project funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for widening and construction of roads in the NWFP was being initiated.
The completion of the project would open new avenues for economic prosperity and create additional job opportunities in the province, he added. He had recently held a meeting with ADB delegation where the agreement was concluded.
Under the project 1025-kilometre-long highways will be widened, constructed and repaired which include 212-kilometre-long highways, 703 km long roads in districts and rural areas and 310 km long highways - Peshawar-Torkhum road, Indus Highway, Peshawar-Badabher road, DI Khan-Srai Gambila road and Bannu-Ghulam Khan road. The project will cost $423.6 million.
He asked MPAs to prepare their development schemes which would be included in the next annual development programme through consultations. A meeting has been convened for this purpose next Monday.