Visit of Italian and World Bank Delegates to Swat

Visit of Italian and World Bank Delegates to Swat - October 25-27 2017

Inaugration of Link Road, Kabal

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) is implementing Programme for Poverty Reduction in Balochistan, KP and FATA with the financial support of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS)/Italian Development Cooperation (IDC).

The Italian delegates (Dr. Santa Moole-Director-AICS, Islamabad) and World Bank delegates (Rehan Hyder, Azhar Saleem and Zahid Shakil) along with PPAF senior officials (Ms. Simi Kamal- SGH-Grants, Ms. Lubna Javaid- PD PPR, GMs and others) visited the area. They conducted meetings with local support organizations, asset transfer beneficiaries, education & health facilities, infrastructure projects being implemented in village Landai Kabal and village Maloch of district Swat.

While inaugurating the Link road in village Dhero Khaimdara, Dr. Santa Moole appreciated the efforts of PPAF in implementing infrastructure projects in remote areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The link road is being constructed in Village DheroKhaimdara of UC Bar Abakhel in district Swat. The scheme is benefitting more than 100 households. It provides link from farm to market so that farmers can easily take their crops to the market and also improved access to health & education facilities especially for women community. She emphasized on proper operation and maintenance of the projects to ensure long term benefits of the project.

Ms. Simi Kamal, Senior Group Head, Grants Operations Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund appreciated the women participation in all activities and emphasized on their inclusion at executive body of LSOs as it is a mandate of PPAF to engage women and ensure their active participation in economic development activities.

Link Road- UC Barabakhle, District Swat

Meeting with women communities, UC Barabakhel, District Swat

Naway Sahar Public School, UC Barabakhel, District Swat