Islamabad: The World Bank has provided FATA, the Temporary Displaced Persons Early Recovery Project (TDP-ERP) with additional grants worth US$12 million to enable displaced families in the former tribal areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to get better Early recovery.
Minister for Economic Affairs, Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar witnessed the signing ceremony of Additional Grant Agreement of “FATA Temporarily Displaced Persons Emergency Recovery Project” worth of US $ 12 million with the World Bank held on Friday in Ministry of Economic Affairs, said a statement issued by Ministry of Economic Affairs.
FATA Temporarily Displaced Persons Early Recovery Project (TDP-ERP) is aimed to support the early recovery of families affected by the displacement, promote child health and enhance citizen-centered service delivery in the former tribal areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The project will now also cover four new districts in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province i.e. D.I. Khan, Lakki Marwat, Tank and Bannu in addition to Kurram, Khyber, Orakzai, North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Mohmand and Bajaur Districts.
With this additional grant of US$12 million, the total cost of the project will reach US$216 million.
The Federal Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Noor Ahmed, signed the grant agreement on behalf of the Pakistani government, and the representative of the North American Bank for Reconstruction and Development signed the project agreement.
Malinda Good, World Bank Operations Manager, signed the agreement on behalf of the World Bank.
On the occasion, the Minister of Economic Affairs reiterated his government’s commitment to support the development activities of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa combined zone and to improve the provision of basic services near his doorstep. The Minister appreciated NADRA’s role in achieving project goals.
Minister of Economic Affairs Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar thanked the World Bank country team for its continued support to the Pakistani government in achieving sustainable economic development in the country.
The World Bank Operations Manager ensures that the Pakistani government is continuously supported to achieve the priority development goals.