KP govt allocates Rs17b for construction of Chitral-Shandur road


ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has allocated about Rs17 billion for construction of Chitral-Shandur road.

A spokesman of the provincial government said that construction of one-hundred and fifty-kilometre-long will help in the promotion of tourism, media reported.

The spokesman further said that this will also generate job opportunities for youth especially those from Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan.

In the previous week, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan inaugurated the reconstruction of 4.2-megawatt Reshun hydel power project in Chitral district.

The chief minister made a series of announcements for the Chitral district after inaugurating the reconstruction work of Reshun hydel power project which was destroyed in 2015 flood.

CM Khan also said that the project will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 806 million by June 2020. It will benefit approximately 16,000 local residents, reported APP.

While addressing the occasion, CM Khan said that he is fully aware of the issue and the trouble it is causing people of Chitral. Previous rulers plundered money of people by doing corruption and now Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government will duly complete this project at the earliest.

“We will work day and night for the welfare of people and that’s our only agenda,” he said.