The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government will receive a $25 million donation from the World Bank for the renovation of hospitals, schools, and institutions devastated by the recent floods.
Officials from the KP government claim that the donation will be put to use as part of the Human Capital Investment Project, with $15 million going to the health sector and the remaining amount going to education.
According to data from the Elementary and Secondary Education Department, there have been 1,100 damaged schools, of which 246 have been fully destroyed and 838 have only sustained partial damage.
In addition, 683 of the 918 elementary schools that were damaged were partially damaged, while 235 of them were completely demolished.
When it comes to damage to educational facilities, DI Khan, Lower Dir, Lower Kohistan, Upper Kohistan, Swat, Tank, Upper Chitral, Mansehra, Nowshera, and Haripur are the most affected districts.
According to the Health Department, 256 healthcare facilities have been harmed, of which 56 have been totally destroyed and 200 have only suffered minor damage. 33 Basic Health Units, 19 Civil Dispensaries, and 4 Rural Health Centers are among the establishments that were entirely destroyed.
Tank, Dera Ismail Khan, Karak, and Kohistan Lower have the most damaged healthcare facilities. A couple of damaged healthcare facilities are located in Swat, Dir, North Waziristan, and South Waziristan.
The officials also revealed that the provincial government is putting together a thorough study on the losses brought on by the flooding and the sums needed to rebuild the infrastructure that was destroyed.
They also said that the report would be finished by the end of September and would be distributed to various international donors in order to solicit their financial and technical assistance for the reconstruction of flood victims’ homes and other damaged infrastructure.