Peshawar: According to media reports on December 15, Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan officially broke ground on three massive development projects in Peshawar that are part of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Project (KPCIP). The three projects are anticipated to cost PKR 4 billion to complete. The restoration and upgrading of the water supply system, the creation of Besai Park in Hayatabad, and the extension and improvement of Bagh-e-Naran Park were the three major development projects that were officially launched. It was reported that the official ceremony was held in Bagh-e-Naran in Peshawar.
The CM laid the foundation for Peshawar's water supply system renovation and restoration, which is expected to cost PKR 2.8 billion to complete. Several building and rehabilitation tasks were completed as part of this project, including the replacement of a 155-kilometer distribution network, the building of new water reservoirs, the rehabilitation of older overhead water reservoirs, and the installation of new household connections and water meters. The project also includes solarizing the existing tube wells and repairing and rebuilding the tube wells connected to the overhead reservoirs.
The enlargement of Bagh-e-Naran was another large-scale construction project; it will cost PKR 535 million. The aforementioned project comprises the installation of a number of amenities, such as cycling and jogging paths, an outdoor gym, a family area, a playground, a children's skating rink, and recreational facilities. It is pertinent to mention here that the KP government over the past few years has taken up several development and infrastructure and tourism-related projects which are expected to bring about some notable changes in the province.