STAFF REPORT MANSEHRA: Higher Education Commission (HEC) has issued a grant of Rs 100 million for completion of leftover work of academics blocks at Hazara University Mansehra.

Vice Chancellor of Hazara University Dr. Muhammad Habeeb said this while talking to media here.

He thanked the federal government and HEC saying it would resolve the outstanding issues of infrastructure and academic blocks in HU.

Dr. Habeeb also said that it would also benefit thousands of the university students and research scholars those are getting education without facilities.

After the devastating earthquake of 2005 main campus of HU Mansehra was badly damaged, some of the building was completely demolished and some partially damaged where educational activities were not possible.

During the year-2006, a Turkish Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) “Light House” started construction of 10 towers with the cost of more than one billion rupees but unfortunately due to some reasons NGO left the work in the mid.

The HU administration has urged the federal government and HEC to grant funds for completion of leftover work of the academic blocks. HEC agreed to provide funds of Rs 662 million for completion of 8 towers of HU.

The university is also negotiating with the KP government for construction of two more faculty blocks whereas a sum of Rs 60 million is required to complete the two leftover blocks of the university.

It is worth mentioning that till now some of the faculties are still working in prefabricated buildings those were provided by Turkish after 2005 earthquake.

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