The Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan has said that a new era of development will usher in the near future which will be inclusive of all aspects including infrastructure, communication, agriculture and tourism. ‘Planned interventions are being carried out to industrialize and make Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province a hub for national and international transit and tourism’.
CM KP said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of 10 KM long RahatKot to Sakhra road in Tehsil Matta of District Swat which will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 19 crore and will benefit around about 95,000 local population. Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of 13 kilometres long Barawai Irrigation Scheme which will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 150 Million and will irrigate 551 acres of barren land. Villages to benefit from the irrigation scheme include Kalakot, Bagh Dheri, Asharai and adjacent areas.
Mehmood Khan said that the present government was working to end unemployment by introducing tourism as an industry in the province which has a huge revenue generating potential. The Chief Minister said the previous government had initiated Bagh Dheri irrigation scheme which will irrigate 5341 acres of barren land. The Bagh Dheri irrigation scheme along with Barorai irrigation scheme will help in establishing Fruit Gardens, growing vegetables and general harvests thereby not only generating huge revenue for the province but also employing the local population.