The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided 13 key developmental projects for the Pak-China 10th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting.
The key projects comprise five roads infrastructure, three energy, two agriculture, two industries, and a tourism project. The projects will be formally approved in the upcoming JCC meeting which will be convened soon.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister stated that the provincial government is prepared for the next JCC meeting and feasibility of all the projects has been performed.
CM further mentioned that the 40-year-old project will revolutionise the southern districts and enriched the province with wheat. He said that after Rashkai, it has become the second industrial zone in the province which would increase employment options in the southern districts.
As per the details, the five important transport infrastructure projects involve the 82-km Swat Expressway from Chakdara to Fatehpur Phase-II, 365-km Peshawar-DI Khan Motorway, 214-km CPEC western route Chitral-Chakdara-M1, 30-km Dir-Chakdara Motorway, and 28-km Khwazakhela-Bisham Expressway.
The Agriculture projects include the Chashma Right Bank lift-cum-gravity Canal (CRBC) project which will cultivate 2, 86,000 barren lands of southern districts and a Tank Zam Dam which will cultivate 70,000 acres.
Similarly, the industrial cooperation projects include Special Economic Zone-Draband, DI Khan and the Centre of Excellence for Mohmand Marble City covering 350 acres while the tourism project spread over 14-km, Kumrat cable car along tourists’ facilities.
The three energy projects include Toren More Kari HPP Chitral with a capacity of 350 MW, Jameshill Toren More HPP Chitral with 260 MW production, construction of Chitral-Chakdara 25-km, 500 KV transmission line with two grid stations which would be completed on IPP mode.