China has committed to provide $14 million in order to reconstruct the damaged schools on Bara Khyber Agency to restore the education infrastructure and improve education for the students affected by terrorism.
Pakistan has signed an agreement with China on Thursday to rebuild and rehabilitate the schools at Bara Khyber Agency that were completely wiped out a few years ago by the terrorists in the region.
According to Dawn, as many as 60 primary schools were affected by terrorism and they were operating in tents since 2014, the report also said that Chinese government pledged Rs1.55 billion which is roughly the same amount $14 million to reconstruct these schools in December 2017, but until now after 7 to 8 months nothing has been done to start the reconstruction work.
The minutes were signed during the meeting with Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing and Secretary Economic Affairs Division Ghazanfar Abbas Jilani.
It seems now the wait is over for the schools in Bara Khyber Agency, the Ambassador applauded the efforts of Pakistan in wiping out terrorism and focus on economic growth, the ambassador committed to supporting Pakistani government on all forums. The secretary EAD briefed about the economic initiatives undertaken by Pakistan and the challenges it has in developing the economy, he also lauded Chinese involvement in supporting economic reform initiatives.
The secretary also admired Chinese commitment to CPEC projects and building road infrastructure as part of development projects. During the meeting, a number of issues were discussed focusing on Investment, infrastructure, Commerce, Industries, health, agriculture and production. The meeting was focused on mutual interests, cultural and economic cooperation between both countries.