PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has planned the construction of 20 new district roads to link remote and rural areas of the province with motorways and highways network aimed at bolstering economic activities and providing better communication facilities to the people. These projects will be completed with an estimated cost of Rs1.4 billion out which Rs770 million will be spent in the current fiscal year, official sources in the Civil Secretariat said on Monday. Priority would be given to the rehabilitation and stabilisation of the GT-Charat roads in district Nowshera in the current fiscal year, costing Rs100 million to provide better communication facilities to people of Dhag Ismail Khel, Wazir Ghari, Dhag Behsud, Jalozai Camp and Charat areas. The construction of the Malam Baba-Nazimpur Road in Nowshera district is also planned that would be completed with an estimated cost of Rs300 million within two years.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 23rd, 2013.
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