Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said on Wednesday that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led coalition government is leaving “no stone unturned” to provide better communication facilities for socio-economic progress and prosperity.
Chairing a meeting on the Swat Express Way at the CM Secretariat, Khattak directed practical work on the project be started as soon as possible. The chief minister was told that a comprehensive survey has been conducted following his special instructions in this regard.
The 81-km long Express Way will cost Rs28.3 billion while its completion will save commuters over two hours between Motorway Col Sher interchange and Chakdara. He also sanctioned the release of Rs2.3 billion for the purpose.
He stressed that tenders be invited for the Express Way and the services of the private sector must be hired on a transparent basis.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2014.