CDWP approves two mega projects

Staff Reporter

Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has approved two important mega projects including D.I.Khan Motorway and Dir Expressway.

This was disclosed by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan while chairing a meeting of Provincial Cabinet held here today.

He termed it a milestone in the socio economic development of the province and added that once completed, these mega projects will not only provide better transportation facilities to the people but would also help in sustainable and rapid development of the province in the context of CPEC.

He was thankful to the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Federal Government for approval of important highways for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

Mahmood Khan further disclosed that both the projects were in the agenda of Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) meeting to be held on 16th instant for inclusion in the CPEC portfolio, and hoped that the projects would be included in CPEC frame work.

The Chief Minister directed the quarters concerned to remove hurdles in the Private Land Acquisition for public welfare oriented projects and ease the formalities and procedures and report to this effect should be presented to the cabinet within a month.

He directed the quarters concerned to devise a mechanism for bringing public properties, owned by various government departments, under one umbrella by handing it over to the pool of provincial government so that it can be utilized for public welfare without going into unnecessary formalities of transfer of land from one department to another.

He also directed the Industry Department to complete environmental study for the establishment of Buner Marble City within one month period.

The chair directed the Health department to take necessary steps for setting up of four new major hospitals in the province.

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