The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is working to promote tourism, industries and trade in the province.

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Chief Minister Mehmood Khan chaired a meeting and detailed briefing on ongoing and new projects in various fields under the Department of Communications and Construction. Special Communications Assistant Riaz Khan and other senior officials participated.

Completion of ongoing road projects will also be a priority in the forthcoming development program. The provincial government will provide necessary resources for the completion of the projects.

The meeting was informed that the land acquisition scheme for Swat Motorway Phase II has been approved by ECNEC while the Public-Private Partnership Unit has recommended the commercial and financial feasibility of the project.

A meeting of the PPP committee (Public Private Partnership Committee) is expected by the end of this month.

Work has started on hiring a consultant for the commercial and financial feasibility of Dir Motorway. The consultancy will be given in the first week of next month. In addition, the commercial and financial feasibility of the DI Khan Motorway from Peshawar will be completed by the end of next month.

Similarly, PC II of 29 km long road project from Baba Sarai (Buner District) to Katling Interchange Swat Motorway has been prepared.

The meeting was informed that under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Integrated Tourism Development Project, work has been started on 9 different roads with a total length of 50 km to reach tourist destinations in Malakand Division.

Similarly, the construction of five different roads for access to tourist destinations in the Hazara Division is also part of the ongoing development program. Work on these projects has already started. A plan to build a 30 km long road to reach the tourist destination Sheikh Badin in the southern districts has also been included in the ongoing development program.

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