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Work on Swat Motorway Phase II inaugurated

Work on Swat Motorway Phase II inaugurated

SWAT: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Friday paid a daylong visit to Swat where he performed the groundbreaking of Swat Motorway Phase-II.

The 80-km-long Swat Motorway Phase-II would be constructed under Public Private Partnership from Chakdarra Interchange to Fatehpur at a total estimated cost of Rs58 billion.

The chief minister on the occasion also laid the foundation stone of Swat University of Engineering and Applied Sciences Barikot campus which would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs1.7 billion. Moreover, he inaugurated newly-constructed building of Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Barikot and performed the groundbreaking of Bab-e-Odhyana and Tehsil Playground at Shamozai.

Addressing a public gathering at Barikot, the chief minister felicitated the people of Swat on the formal groundbreaking of Swat Motorway Phase-II and said the project would prove to be a milestone towards sustainable development of entire region.

The chief minister said that after Swat Motorway Phase II, groundbreaking of Dir Motorway and Peshawar-DI Khan Motorway would also be performed.

He remarked that the projects initiated by his government for the development of the region would be remembered in the history adding that importance and usefulness of such projects would be realized in near future.

The chief minister said that after health card scheme, Insaf Food Card Scheme was being launched to support vulnerable segments of society and provide them relief in purchasing essential commodities. He added that an education card would also be launched from next financial year which aimed to provide financial assistance to deserving and talented students.

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