Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday termed the New Peshawar Valley project very critical to meet the housing need of the growing population in the provincial capital.
CM-Mahmood Khan chaired a high level meeting held to review the overall progress on the New Peshawar Valley project.
Special Assistant to the Chief Minister Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif and Additional Chief Secretary Shehab Ali besides other concerned officials also attended the meeting.
It was decided in the meeting that the provincial government would issue letter of intimate to landowners as soon as possible under land sharing formula.
The members of the meeting reviewed the details of the progress made so far related the housing scheme.
The participants of the meeting was briefed that work underway on project feasibility study, planning and design.
The project feasibility study, planning and design will be completed by the end of May this year, it said.
CM- Mahmood Khan was informed by the official concerned that preliminary zoning planning of New Peshawar Valley has been prepared and acquisition of land was underway.
It further informed that the provincial government has so far issued around 286 application forms to the owners for land acquisition under land sharing formula.
Moreover, the concerned deputy commissioner have also completed 6571 kanals of land verification process for the project.
During the briefing it was informed that recruitment process for other key posts including project manager for project implementation is in the final stages of completion.
New Peshawar Valley is critical project to meet the housing needs of the growing population in the provincial capital Peshawar, Mahmood Khan said.
Mahmood Khan on this occasion said that the housing scheme will help secure valuable agricultural lands in and around Peshawar, adding that practical progress should be ensured on the project in accordance with the stipulated timelines.