Peshawar—Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that importance of Swat Motorway in overall development outlook of province could not be ignored, directing for the fulfilment of all requirements to speed up the pace of progress on the project and complete it within the time tag.
He was presiding over a meeting to discuss the procedural and codal formalities required for the project. The meeting also took for debate project cost, the provincial government mode of payment, the mechanism for loaning to Frontier Works Organization (FWO), the operational activities, the anti glare minimizing the chances of accidents, the beautification, the cost, the mode of agreement and the justification for loaning the concessionaire, plantation on the motorway, commercial activities and the high standard of work on the Swat motorway and made a number of decisions in this regard. A detailed presentation was also made on the occasion.
Chief Minister registering his remarks said he would personally monitor the financial and operational activities on the Swat motorway adding against that his government could not afford any delay. He directed for an independent Auditor and Engineer for the project as per international standard and practice and the NHA practice could be replicated. The Swat motorway costing almost Rs. 40 billion should be completed towards the end of 2017.