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Swat Expressway is under construction and to be completed at cost of Rs 36 Billion by March 2018. 81KM Swat Motorway will boost tourism, trade and economic activities in the area Chief Minister of Khyber Paktunkhwa says. He said that the government is taking concrete steps for promotion of tourism in the province.
CM of KP Pervez Khattak was talking to reporters at the Karnel Sher Khan Interchange on Monday. Has said that the under-construction Swat Expressway was the project of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. And which would be completed till March next year.
Extending Swat Expressway:
CM Khattak a briefing by the FWO (Frontier Works Organisation) officials on the Swat Expressway. He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would contribute Rs11.5 billion to the Rs35 billion expressway project. And while the remaining amount would be invested by the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO). The government of KP was consulting the FWO for extending the expressway to Mingora Swat and hoped that this agreement will be signed soon, he added.
Pervez Khattak said that we focus on tourism. And 18 spots had been identified for promotion of tourism in KP, FWO and Chinese companies would be invited to invest in the tourism sector, he added.
The FWO representator brief to reportors that the Swat Expressway project had been divided into five phases and work on all the phases had been started simultaneously. He was told that the portion of Karnel Sher Khan-Katlang of the expressway would be opened for traffic by December 2017 while the entire 81 kilometer Swat Expressway would be completed by March next year. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the only province that launched the expressway and Peshawar Rapid Bus project from own resources, CM Said.
CM says the government is taking concrete steps for promotion of tourism in the province, He said this route link with CPEC Economic Zone a mega projects in KP. The project of Swat Motorway will be completed at a cost of thirty-six billion rupees by March next year. Swat Motorway will boost tourism, trade and economic activities in the area.
4 lane 81 km Under construction Swat Expressway in Mardan & Swabi is stretches from Karnal Sher khan interchange to Chakdara in Malakand District, passing through Swabi, Mardan, and Malakand Districts.
Photo shots of Under Construction Swat Expressway: