Delegation of World Food Program calls on Chief Minister KP

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PESHAWAR
The delegation of the World Food Program called on the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Ali Amin Khan Gandapur here at CM Secretariat on Saturday.
The delegation was led by World Food Program Country Director Ms. Coco Ushiyama. In the meeting, the issues related to the activities carried out under the World Food Program in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially in the adjoining districts, were discussed.
Discussion on further expanding the scope of cooperation between the provincial government and the World Food Program in various fields were also held. The two also agreed to further enhance cooperation in various fields.
The provincial government values the cooperation and collaboration of the World Food Program, Sardar Ali Amin Gandapur said. The provincial government needs more support from other donor organizations including the World Food Program for merging districts, the Chief Minister added.
The World Food Program’s program of providing educational scholarships to the girls of the merged districts is commendable, Ali Amin Gandapur said. Promotion of education in the merged districts and providing employment to the people is the main priority, Chief Minister Ali Amin Ghandapur said.
Special attention of the government and donor organizations is needed to bring the merged districts into the national stream, Ali Amin Gandapur told the delegation.
The infrastructure in these districts has been badly affected during the anti-terror operations, the Chief Minister informed the delegation. Farm-to-market roads need to be constructed in the merged districts, Ali Amin Gandapur said.
Special attention needs to be given to rehabilitation works in these districts, the Chief Minister said during the meeting. Provincial government, he said, is planning to construct small dams to ensure food security.
The Chief Minister KP Ali Amin Gandapur said to develop the agriculture sector in the province on modern lines, tunnel farming and other modern technologies have to be introduced. The water resources of the province need to be used effectively for self-sufficiency in hydropower and agricultural commodities, said the Chief Minister.
“We are working to put people on their feet by giving those jobs and for this purpose we need foreign investment,” Ali Amin Gandapur said. The provincial government will provide all the facilities required by the investors, Ali Amin Gandapur said.
The provincial government wants to establish food testing laboratories to ensure the quality of food items and in this regard, it needs the cooperation of donor agencies, the Chief Minister said. He said measures are needed to protect people from flood damage in flood-affected areas.
The provincial government, he said, is making programs to strengthen the economy of the province by developing all sectors on modern lines.
To implement these programs, the provincial government needs the support of donor organizations, Ali Amin Gandapur told the delegation. The World Food Program is working with the provincial government on various public welfare projects, Ms. Coco Ushiyama.
The World Food Program is working to provide educational scholarships to 30 thousand girls in the adjoining districts, a representative of WFP informed the Chief Minister. The institution is looking to further expand its partnership with the prefectural government, Ms. Coco Ushiyama.