Earlier today, The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government decided to construct the Swat Motorway Phase II under Private Partnership. On Wednesday, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan chaired a meeting of the public-private partnership committee at the CM House to discuss matters related to the construction of Swat Motorway Phase-II.
During the meeting, Mahmood Khan stated that the project was part of the provincial government vision to develop communication routes throughout the province.
Finally, the meeting decided to construct Swat Motorway Phase-II under a public-private partnership. The eighty-kilometer motorway would connect Chakdara to Fatehpur.
As per the reports, the meeting told CM that the probable cost of the project is Rs37 billion with an additional Rs20.5 billion for the purchase of land.
CM Mahmood said that the completion of the phase-II Swat Motorway Project would begin a new era of prosperity and development. Moreover, he announced constructing economic zones and housing schemes alongside the Swat Motorway.
It is relevant to mention here that the 80-kilometers long motorway would connect Chakdara to Fatehpur having 9 interchanges and 8 bridges. The motorway would have as many as 4 lanes with the future possibility of extending it to 6 lanes with interchanges at Chakdara, Shamozai, Barikot, Mingora, Kanju, Malam Jabba, Sher Palam, Matta Khwazakhela, and Madayan-Fatehpur Interchange.
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on the 17th of July approved two mega projects of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) including Khyber Pass Economic Corridor (KPEC) and Swat Motorway Phase II.
Last year, Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed had announced to extend the Swat motorway to Kalam.
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