Swat Motorway Phase-II to help boost KP tourism sector: CM


Staff Reporter


Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has directed to complete the designing of Swat Motorway Phase-II within one month further indicating that Swat University will be connected with the motorway through link highways which will help in facilitating students. The Chief Minister furthered that 2 kilometers link highway will be constructed to connect Malam Jabba with the motorway through Charbagh Interchange.
With regards to promoting tourism, Swat motorway is expected not only to provide easy access to tourist spots but will also help in generation of revenue through promoting trade and commerce. While chairing a meeting regarding Swat Motorway phase-II, the Chief Minister stated that link highways will be used to connect many villages with the motorway thereby providing them access to major routes which will help in boosting local economies.
The meeting was also attended by Minister C&W, MD PKHA, Principal Secretary Shahab Ali Shah, Secretary C&W, Professor Dr. Shahzeb Khanzada and other officials. The Chief Minister was briefed in detail regarding the scope and design of the Phase-II of Swat Motorway. The Chief Minister was informed that due arrangements will be made for protection of the motorway from floods through flood protection walls. The total length of the first ever provincially constructed motorway is 164 kilometers out of which 82 kilometers are from Col Sher Khan Interchange to Chakdara and the 82 kilometers from Chakdara to Bagh Dheri.
The Chief Minister stated that this flagship project of the provincial government will not only prove a major boost in the tourism sector but will also promote trade and commerce not only at national level but also at regional and local level. The Chief Minister stated that the provincial government is also working on the construction of Peshawar to D.I Khan Motorway which will connect the newly merged tribal districts with major markets.

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