Work on Chakdara-Chitral road to begin within a year: minister

ISLAMABAD: (APP): Minister of State for Communications Murad Saeed on Monday said the government was determined to undertake road building schemes to accelerate pace of economic development in the country.

Work on Chakdara-Chitral road and Chitral-Gilgit-Baltistan road would be started within one year, he said while talking to MNA Mehboob Shah from Malakand Division at Ministry of Communications.

Murad Saeed said road infrastructure played a vital role in socioeconomic development of the country, and construction of roads in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province stood among priorities of the government.

Recalling beauty of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, he said, access to tourist resorts would surely pave the way to promote tourism industry there.

He said improvement of Chakdara-Chitral road and construction of Chitral-Gilgit-Baltistan road would open up new avenues of development.

In the past only slogans were raised for national development projects he said adding but the present government was taking practical steps to materialize projects of national importance. Work on the Chakdara-Chitral-Gilgit-Baltistan schemes would be undertaken in a year, he added.

Mehboob Shah expressed gratitude to Murad Saeed for taking interest in road building projects in the region.

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