Peshawar: Provincial Chief Minster (CM) Mahmood Khan on Wednesday announced that phase two of the development work for the Swat Motorway project would be completed through a public-private partnership model — with the venture aimed at fulfilling the provincial government’s intention of developing communications routes in the region, according to a news source.
The CM made these comments while chairing a session of the public-private partnership committee at the Chief Minister House. The meeting was held in order to deliberate on various matters regarding the development of the aforementioned motorway project.
According to the information available, the proposed throughway is being developed so as to connect Fatehpur with Chakdara. The four lane road will have eight bridges, and have interchanges at Chakdara, Barikot, Mingora, Kanju, Malam Jabba, Shamozai, Sher Palam, Matta Khwazakhela and Madayan-Fatehpur. The motorway is expected to be 80-kilometers-long and is estimated to cost PKR 37 billion to construct — with an additional PKR 20.5 billion required for purchasing land for the project.
As per CM Khan, the project’s completion will help the region progress and lead to the creation of wealth. He further highlighted the necessity of developing economic zones and residential societies along the route of the Swat Motorway.