STAFF REPORT LHR: The Directorate of Science and Technology has the plan to strengthen the existing common facility centers in order to enhance technical facilities available so that they can be utilized and mobilized for the socio-economic growth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Garamchashma Area Development Organization (GADO) submitted a proposal for the strengthening of existing Gems and Cutting Polishing Center at Garamchashma, Chitral, to create entrepreneurship opportunities for the local people.
After the approval of the proposal, an agreement was signed between the Directorate of Science and Technology, AKRSP and GADO under the said scheme wherein the directorate agreed to provide an amount of Rs. 0.6 million to GADO for the strengthening of existing center.
GADO will be responsible for utilization of funds granted under the scheme “Strengthening and promotion of gems cutting and polishing centre” exclusively for development of Gems cutting and polishing centre in Garamchashma and will ensure proper utilization of human, financial and other resources.