Lower Dir: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has said that the province was linked with China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to multiply economic activities and put the area into new phase of progress and prosperity.
CM Khan maintained that government was working to develop all the areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on basis of parity and address long standing deprivations of backward areas.
Addressing a public meeting in Lal Qala, Lower Dir on Friday, he announced mega uplift schemes for the area and said that developmental projects of billions of rupees were underway in various areas of Dir.
“CPEC will bring a revolution. It will put our province in the road to prosperity. Our province will get economic activity,” he maintained.
He said that developmental schemes worth billions of rupees were underway in Lower Dir that would change the destiny of the area and its people.
The CM announced Cadet College for Dir and Greater Water Supply scheme for Timergara. He also announced construction of 45 kilometer Thall-Patrak-Kumrat Road.
He also ordered upgrading of Dir Campus to University and construction of links road for Binshahi, Jazabanda and Laram adding that developmental schemes of Rs one billion each would be started in all constituencies of Dir in current year.
CM Khan said that Chkakdarra- Dir motorway had been approved and the project would be completed with an estimated cost of Pakistani Rs 37 billion.
He informed that work on Dir Medical College in progress and Rs. 5 billion Gopal irrigation scheme had been approved and added that Jandol Grid Station would be inaugurated very soon.
Recalling efforts of government to benefit masses, he said that food card would be launched to provide free ration to needy and deserving people.
The CM told the gathering that seven economic zones had been established in three years under the CPEC to benefit people.