Peshawar—Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak attended singing ceremony between Pakhtunkhwa High Ways Authority and Frontier Works Organization regarding concessionaire agreement, the needs, the mode of payment including the responsibility and functions for the Swat Motorway at CM House Peshawar Friday. Administrative secretaries, MD Pakhtunkhwa High Ways Authority and representatives of Frontier Work Organization attended the ceremony. Under the agreement the Swat Motorway would be 83 Km long with two Km tunnels each one Km long that would cost Rs.40 billion and would be completed within a record time. The cost of the land is Rs.5 billion and the infrastructure cost will stand Rs.35 billions. The provincial government would pay the cost of the project in two instalments and the first instalment is ready to be handed over to the frontier work organization.
Swat Motorway is a flagship project and the construction works is being taken in hand from both ends of the Swat Motorway. The Frontier Works Organization is mobilizing four heavy machines for drilling. The DG FWO Maj. Gen. Muhammad Afzal in a recent meeting had given assurance for the completion of Swat Motorway in time. The Chief Minister appreciated his team for formalizing the agreed point of the agreement.