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KP’s communication infrastructure being improved: CM

Peshawar to DI Khan Motorway to connect tribal districts with major routes: Mahmood
our correspondent
peshawar
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said that efforts are underway to improve the communication infrastructure across the province.
Presiding over a meeting in Peshawar on Saturday, Mahmood Khan directed the concerned authorities to accelerate pace of work on Swat Motorway.
Mahmood has directed the concerned authorities to ensure timely completion of Swat Motorway adding that flagship projects of the incumbent government will prove to be a major economic boost for the entire country.
The Chief Minister has intimated that he will soon hold an inspection visit of the project adding that the design revision of the second phase of the project from Chakdara to Mingora and final design for the phase 3 of the project from Mingora to Chakri Bagh Dheri should also be completed by September this year.
The Chief Minister has further directed to ensure timely construction and blacktopping of 35.25 KM Mingora to Malam Jabba road further directing that a separate presentation should be given on the feasibility of Peshawar to DI Khan Motorway.
While chairing a meeting regarding development of communication infrastructure in the province, the Chief Minister stated that Peshawar to DI Khan motorway would ensure access of the newly merged tribal districts to major routes which will boost trade and commerce.
The meeting was also attended by Special Assistant to Prime Minister Iftikhar Durrani, Minister Information Shaukat Yousafzai, Minister C&W Akbar Ayub Khan, Secretary C&W, MD Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority and other officials.
The Chief Minister furthered that Hazara Motorway, Swat Motorway and Peshawar to DI Khan Motorway will not only connect major cities of the province but will ensure easy trade communication for the entire region alongside boosting tourism.
The Chief Minister was also briefed on the progress of Malam Jabba road, SherKot to Hangu road and the preparation of design for the third phase of Swat Motorway which includes 42 Km road from Mingora to Bagh Dheri. The Chief Minister was informed that 40 percent survey for the third phase of the project has been completed and will have a total of five interchanges including Mingora Kanju interchange, Malam Jabba Charbagh Interchange, Sher Palam Interchange, Matta KhwazaKhela Interchange and Bagh Dheri Chakdara Interchange.
The Chief Minister directed to complete the feasibility study, design and PC1 of the project by September this year so that construction works may be initiated sooner than later.
The Chief Minister was further informed regarding the blacktopping of the 32.25 Km Mingora to Malam Jabba road. The Chief Minister directed the concerned authorities to ensure completion of the road before the next skiing season for facilitating tourists.
The Chief Minister concluded that with terrorism defeated, we now have the chance to not only develop our future, but have an important role to play for stability and development in the entire region.



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