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Shandur road to cost Rs21 billion, meeting told

PESHAWAR: Land acquisition for the 153 km Chitral-Booni-Mastuj-Shandur road is in progress and the project will be completed at a cost of Rs21 billion.

The project will be executed in four packages while work is underway on the first three packages.

Similarly, tender for the 46-km-long Chitral-Ayun-Bamburate road will be floated within one month while the project will be completed at a cost of Rs4 billion. 

These details were placed before a meeting held with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan in the chair here on Thursday.

The chief minister underlined the need to expedite pace of work on all the ongoing projects being executed under Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) with special focus on the high priority projects of road sector.

He directed all the departments to submit detailed reports regarding utilization of funds released for the projects being implemented in their respective departments.

Earlier, the meeting was informed that under the Public Sector Development Program work on 143 projects in different sectors was in progress out of which 69 development projects were being executed by the provincial government whereas 74 projects by the federal government.

So far Rs47 Billion have been spent on the projects. It was informed that issue of land acquisition for 32-km-long Northern Bypass Road Peshawar has been resolved.

The project will be completed at a total cost of Rs21 billion by December 2022 adding that a project of dualization of 89 km old Bannu road will be completed by August 2022 at a cost of Rs17 billion.


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