Approval of Peshawar-DI Khan Motorway enters final phase

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ISLAMABAD: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Tuesday approved two development projects worth Rs3.3bn and also recommended the construction of the Peshawar-DI Khan motorway to ECNEC.

The working party also sent three projects worth Rs402.3bn for consideration to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC).

According to the details, the meeting was chaired by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Jehanzeb Khan in which various projects related to housing, transport, communication, and education came under discussion.

The projects which have been sent for approval to ECNEC include the construction of Dir Motorway at the cost of Rs38.99bn and the construction of Peshawar-DI Khan Motorway worth Rs276.5bn.

As per the media reports, the desalination plant in Gwadar will be developed by utilising the funds of Rs2.1bn which will supply clean drinking water to the local population.


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RDA completes carpeting on Qadeer Khan Road

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RAWALPINDI: Engineering Directorate Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) completed the carpeting of Qadeer Khan Road from Islamabad Highway to Falcon Complex on the direction of Director General (DG) RDA Capt (R) Abdul Sattar Issani on Thursday. 

According to an official, Rs 40 million were released for the project by the Government of Punjab while the remaining amount of Rs86 million were to be released in June 2021. However, the amount was released in March 2021 to speed up the project for the facilitation of the masses. 

On the direction of  DG RDA, the construction work was accelerated so it could be made functional for commuting on Qadeer Khan Road. 


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