Saturday, September 10, 2016

Swat Express Way will become the main artery for multiple layers of economic activities in the province. CM

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that Swat Express Way will become the main artery for multiple layers of economic activities in the province.
          This he said while chairing a meeting regarding Swat Express Way at CM Secretariat Peshawar. Provincial Minister for Education Muhammad Atif Khan, Advisor to CM on C&W Akbar Ayub, Chief Secretary Amjad Ali Khan, Secretary P&D, Secretary C&W, MD PKHA and other concerned authorities attended.
          CM Said, the Swat Express Way should not be seen as a road linking centered district to the northern districts alone. It will generate tourism related activities, will enhance employment opportunities in entire belt, ensure accelerated access to the northern belt of the province and ultimately, It would become a source of generating resources for the provincial economy. The meeting debated the cost, different mode of operation of construction work and total cost on the project etc.
          The Chief Minister was for the cost rationalization without comprising the quality of work. The meeting was informed about the construction cost of Rs. 35.2 billion but the total cost of Rs.38.9 with the space to reduce the total cost up to 2 to 3 billion. The expressway, in the first eight years, there will be 5% traffic growth on road. The Chief Minister directed to follow the formula of engineering council in the cost etc. He was optimistic that Swat Express Way will boost tourism in the province, it will create business activities, reduce the unemployment in the province and would contribute to the overall economy of the province, he added.

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