Islamabad: The current government that believes in fair development across the country has launched several road infrastructure projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), with a special focus on underdeveloped areas.
An official from the National Highway Administration (NHA) said that after completion, KP’s ongoing road infrastructure projects will not only bring new opportunities to people in neighboring areas, but also eliminate people’s sense of want.
He said that in the ongoing public sector development plan, the funds allocated for various NHA projects are detailed. He said that 4 billion rupees have been reserved for the dualization and improvement of the old Bannu Road, and 4 rupees have been earmarked for the dualization and improvement of Pindikeb-Kohart Road. 500 million.
He said that the first batch of projects of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor Development Investment Program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has allocated 2.5 billion rupees, of which 1 billion rupees are foreign aid. He added that the Peshawar-Dara Adam Khail section of the N-55 is about 36 kilometers long and is one of three projects under the allocation plan.
He said that for the construction of the Burhan-Havelian Expressway (E-35), 1.5 billion rupees have been allocated, of which 500 million rupees have been foreign aid. He added that for the construction of the 118-kilometer-long Havelian-Thakot, which is part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), 2.5 billion rupees have been allocated, of which 2 billion rupees are foreign aid. .
He said that for the construction of the highway from M-I to Buruna-Hakla to Dera Ismail Khan between Punajb and KP, Rs 200 crore has been allocated. He added that the project may be put into operation within the current fiscal year.
He said that Rs 5 billion has been designated for the dualization of the Sarai Gambila-Kohat section of the Indus Expressway (N-55). He said that the Lowari highway tunnel and access road project has reserved 2 billion rupees, and the Malakand tunnel (phase one) has reserved 1 billion rupees.
NHA officials said that 3.5 billion rupees have been allocated for the northern Peshawar bypass and 1.5 billion rupees have been allocated for the Khyber Pass Economic Corridor project, of which 500 million rupees will be used for foreign aid.