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Deputy Chairman ERRA visits earthquake affected areas

On March 31, 2010 Lt General Sajjad Akram, Deputy Chairman ERRA, visited the earthquake affected areas of AJ&K and NWFP. While talking to the affectees of earthquake, he said that Rs. one billion had been spent on the reconstruction and rehabilitation of earthquake affected areas of AJ&K, and an additional Rs. one billion would be expended on the completion of remaining reconstruction projects in AJ&K. He informed the people that managing these projects after reconstruction was the responsibility of the concerned line departments of the State Government.

He expressed his confidence that remaining projects in education, health and WatSan will be completed soon. He further stated that thousands of projects had been completed in the earthquake affected areas at a cost of billions of rupees, while the remaining projects are at different stages of completion. The completed projects have contributed significantly towards raising the living standard of people.

His visit to Muzaffarabad and Ghari Dupatta also included the inauguration of Government Girls High School, Gari Dupatta, Transformer Repair Workshop Dhunni and Government Girls Primary School Turne Ambore. The Deputy Chairman also met teachers and students to educate himself about their problems. He gave orders for the supply of water to Girls Primary School, Turne Ambore, on top priority. Naib Nazim of Elementary Department Muhammad Munir Qazi, while appreciating ERRA and SERRA for the reconstruction and rehabilitation in the affected areas, told the Deputy Chairman that the impressive buildings of educational institutions have been constructed by ERRA in the affected areas, would provide latest educational facilities to the local people. Project Coordinator of EEAP Ch. Liaquat Hussain and Programme Manager DRU Muzaffarabad, Ghulam Bashir Mughal briefed the Deputy Chairman about the construction of schools and transformer repair workshop.

Earlier, the Deputy Chairman inaugurated the WatSan project in district Bagh, which will benefit three villages. The Deputy Chairman also inaugurated different WatSan projects in Oggi, and Government Boys High School, in district Mansehra.

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