CM approves master plan of Agriculture University Swat

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PESHAWAR: The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has approved the master plan of the establishment of University of Agriculture Swat and directed the quarters concerned to immediately start work on the detailed cost estimation and PC-1 of the project, adding that PC-1 should be presented before the competent forum for formal approval by mid of April this year whereas the ground breaking ceremony of the project would be held in the first week of June this year.

He was presiding over a meeting regarding the establishment of University of Agriculture Swat here at Chief Minister House Peshawar on Thursday. The Provincial Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Mohibullah Khan, administrative secretaries of the concerned departments and other high ups attended the meeting.

The meeting was briefed about the preliminary architectural design and other aspects of the project. The forum was informed that initially the project had been designed on 424 kanal of land which on completion would provide standard research and educational facilities to around 5000 male and female students.

Briefing about the proposed academic and research activities in the university, the participants were told that 23 departments under the five faculties would be established in the university. It was decided during the meeting that initially, classes would be commenced in seven priority sectors including mountain horticulture, livestock, fisheries, food technology and plant protection etc.

The Chief Minister declared the project of vital importance for the entire Malakand division and said that after completion, the university would not only promote research activities in accordance with the need of modern era but would also be helpful for value addition in agricultural production and rising the living standard of the people by promoting agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and other relevant sectors on modern scientific lines.

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