HEC approval sought for 15 projects
PESHAWAR, Aug 28: The University of Peshawar has sought the approval of
the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for 15 development projects worth Rs2.30
billion. The university has asked the HEC to discuss the projects in the next
meeting of its Departmental Development Working Party and Central Developmental
Working Party for the year 2007-2008, according to a press release issued on
The projects include "Strengthening the Institute of Chemical
Sciences" (Rs473.50 million), "Upgradation of the Quaid-i-Azam College of
Commerce" (Rs372.85 million), "Upgradation of Student Accommodation Facilities
at the University" (Rs346.59 million), "Upgradation of Faculty Accommodation"
(Rs309.18 million), "Strengthening of the Law College" (Rs178.80 million),
"Rehabilitation of the Baragali Summer Campus" (Rs152.04 million), and
"Enhancement of Sports Facilities" (Rs145.24 million).
The university has
also proposed the "Upgradation of Transport Facilities" at a cost of Rs87.45
million, "Strengthening of the Directorate of Planning and Development" (Rs
57.56 million), "Establishment of Laboratories in the Geology Department"
(Rs79.44 million), "Strengthening and Upgradation of the Telephone Exchange"
(Rs33.97 million), "Strengthening of Teaching and Research Facilities in the
Centre of Biotechnology (Rs32.54 million), "Rehabilitation of the University
Printing Press (Rs31.39 million), and "Provision of Facilities in Hostels"
The handout said the university's administration was
taking keen interest in early completion of all existing development projects
along with achieving excellence in academics and research. It hoped that the
Higher Education Commission would sanction the projects soon. Dawn