Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ross Hynes, visited the Union Council of Hattian Dopatta to break ground for the construction of a Government Girl’s Degree College and a Government Boy’s High School. This college and high school are part of a $ 20 million Canadian program to reconstruct up to 42 schools destroyed in Hattian Doppotta following the earthquake of 2005 says a press release issued here Friday. The project is being managed by CDM Constructors Inc. funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). “The tragic earthquake of 2005 had a devastating impact on the lives of millions of people in Pakistan, particularly among school children. Canada responded generously through CIDA, and has been working closely with Pakistan’s Earthquake Reconstruction & Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) to ensure that these young girls and boys will have a safe place to go to school,” said Hynes. The ceremony commemorated the initiation of construction of the first four schools by Banu Mukhtar Contracting (Pvt) Ltd (formerly known as Izhar(Pvt) Ltd).