CM visits Lower Dir inaugurates many uplift projects

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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Wednesday paid a day long visit to district Lower Dir where he inaugurated a number of development projects and addressed the public gathering. The chief minister formally inaugurated Munda Grid Station and Jandool Grid Station which have been completed at a cumulative cost of Rs. 1.17 billion.

He also inaugurated Khyber Medical University Dir Campus and upgradation of district headquarter hospital Timergara which have been completed at a cost of Rs. 1.00 billion and 1.64 billion respectively. Similarly, he inaugurated two other projects including gravity water supply scheme and improvement of Blambat Canal project which have been completed at a cost of Rs. 930 million cumulatively.

The chief minister on the occasion also performed ground breaking of various new projects including establishment of Dir University, construction of RCC Bridge at Panjkora River, construction of Sports Arina and Gymnasium at Blambut, construction of Shaheed Chowk Timargara flyover, construction of road from Mian Kaly to Kambat bypass, construction of Talash bypass road and establishment of sports complex Timergara. These new projects would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 4.80 billion cumulatively.

Addressing the public gathering at Dir Lower, the chief minister said that elected public representatives in the past always used hollow slogans and did nothing in practice for the people of Dir whereas provincial government of PTI has put this district on the path of a sustainable development. He added that all development projects were on track and would be completed within the stipulated timelines.

He said that Dir Motorway Project of provincial government was of vital importance for entire region which would be completed at huge cost of Rs. 36 billion adding that physical work on the project would be initiated within the next three months. Similarly, he said that establishment of Dir University would prove to be a mile stone in promoting quality Higher Education in the region adding that this project would be a great gift of provincial government to the people of Dir.

Touching upon other development projects of Dir, Mahmood Khan said that four different tourism spots would be developed in the district. Similarly, work on Timargara greater water supply scheme would be initiated very soon whereas project of Gopaam Irrigation Channel had been submitted to ECNIC for approval. The chief minister said that some people wanted to put their names on the projects initiated by the PTI Government but he will never allow them to use these projects for their political gains. Mahmood Khan made it clear that purpose of his politics was to serve the humanity. He appealed the public to come forward and support Imran Khan in his struggle for national sovereignty.