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Review Meeting On 1000 Schools


ERRA high level meeting finalize strategy for construction of 1000 schools in AJK and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Islamabad: January, 05 (PR):  Earthquake Reconstruction, Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) high level meeting has finalized the strategy to complete 1000 schools on a fast track basis in Azad Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, destroyed in 8th October 2005 earthquake.

Presiding the meeting, Earthquake Reconstruction, Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) Deputy Chairman Maj. Gen. Muhammad Azeem Asif has shared the information that out of Prime Minister announced Rs. 8 billion, the federal government is in process to release Rs. 3.5 billion amounts for the 500 schools completion in AJK and KPK in six month.

During the meeting Deputy Chairman said that all those schools which are at advance stage or their physical progress is 50 per cent will be completed within six month from the Prime Minister Education package.

He said that the rest of 500 schools will be completed with cost of Rs.4.5 billion by the December 30, 2015.  At the occasion he directed concerned District Reconstruction Unites of AJK and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to prepare list of schools pertaining to their area, performance of contractor and the priority indicated by the public representatives.

He also directed the concerned wings of ERRA to foster confidence, liabilities of the contractors pertaining to the selected schools should be cleared with a view to complete schools at fast track basis. Deputy Chairman also directed concerned officers of project and consultants to make arrangements for the speedy operation.

Deputy Chairman also thanked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for approval of Rs. 3 billion counterpart funding to the Chinese companies for the completion of AJK city development projects. He was confident that the funds will be released by the concerned ministry within couple of days for the completion of projects in Muzaffarabad, Bagh and Rawalakot cities of Azad Kashmir.


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