August 29, 2013
The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the assistance of Turkey will establish 10 modern slaughter houses in all big cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including provincial metropolis Peshawar on experimental basis. On the success the project would be further extended.
The decision was taken during a meeting held here at Civil Secretariat with Senior Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sirajul Haq in the chair. Besides, Provincial Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Shehram Khan Tarakai, the meeting was also attended by the representatives of Turkish consortium, Director, National University of Science and Technology, Ahmad Sohail Khan, senior officials of the departments of finance, livestock, local bodies, planning and development, health and food.
Under the project in these slaughter houses cattle would be slaughtered according to world health standard and beside provision of quality meat, the wastes would also be made useful and export them and earn foreign exchange for the province. For this purpose, a Turkish consortium, which has expertise in the sector, offered extending both financial and technical support to the provincial government. For this project the consortium will provide US $50 million funds while the provincial government will provide 10 percent Equity Fund.
The Senior Minister after unanimous approval constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Provincial Minister for Agriculture, Shahram Khan Tarakai for preparation of terms of references and speedy implementation of the project. The committee is given three weeks for finalising the terms of references and issuing of the tender of notice for the project.
Speaking on the occasion, Senior Minister said the provincial government is facing severe challenges in different sectors including agriculture and industries, but these problems instead of years would be resolved in months and days. He said for retrieving the people or the grave problem of load shedding through initiating 20 hydro-power projects with capacity of producing 25,000 megawatts electricity and besides bio-thermal projects have also been started utilising alternative sources of energy including solar. The Senior Minister said beside Federal Government, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan, the provincial government has also invited expatriate Pakistanis for making investment in the province.