ERRA to launch 85 new projects worth Rs 27.9 billion in AJK


ISLAMABAD: Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) would launch 85 new infrastructure development projects worth Rs 27.9 billion in health and education sectors in Muzaffarabad, Bagh and Rawalkot.
A Project Steering Committee of ERRA on Friday decided that 35 new projects would be launched in Muzaffarabad, 33 in Bagh and 17 in Rawalakot. The meeting was presided over by Deputy Chairman ERRA Maj Gen Muhammad Azeem Asif. 
During the inclusive meeting Deputy Chairman called upon all stakeholder to adhered high quality work and make efforts to remove impediments by finding amicable solutions for the construction of projects.
During the meeting Director General ERRA Brig. (r) Zafar Hussain Wahla told the progress in ongoing projects including road, education, health, environment etc and expressed hope that these will be completed within time. 
In another meeting to review monthly progress of the ongoing projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and AJK, deputy chairman expressed his satisfaction and directed the concerned directorates to complete on going projects on priority basis.
During the meeting Brig (r) Pervaiz Niazi said that during the current month 22 projects have been completed which included 20 projects in education sector, one each in roads and government in AJK and KP provinces. 
He said that majority schools for girls and boys were completed in Mansehra, Battagram, Shangla, and Abbottabad and in Bagh (AJK). He added that so far 1707 projects of education, health and governance are under construction and among these 265 projects progress is more than 70 per cent.
While giving the details of projects, Pakhtunkhwa Earthquake Reconstruction Rehabilitation Authority Director General Kamran Zeb said that out of 6,887 projects so far 4645 projects haven completed while 1470 projects are in the construction phase.
Director General State Earthquake Reconstruction Rehabilitation Authority (SERRA) Sardar Muhammad Rahim Khan said in AJK so far 4970 projects have been completed while 1725 projects are in construction phase.
Deputy Chairman ERRA directed the concerned department officials to complete on going projects within stipulated time. He expressed his satisfaction over the pace of work in earthquake-hit areas and directed for quality and durable work. 
In the meeting Chief Secretary AJK, senior member board of revenue, and other official of Azad Jammu and Kashmir government appraised the progress of different developmental projects. In the meeting ERRA high officials, Chinese Construction Company and NESPAK representatives also participated.

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