Meeting on Work Plan for Khyber Pass Economic Corridor 2020-21

Significant progress of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Khyber Pass Economic Corridor, Work Plan for Khyber Pass Economic Corridor 21-2020 and Operational Manual approved The master plan and feasibility of the project were approved in the meeting. The first meeting of the steering committee of Khyber Pass Economic Corridor was held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shakeel Qadir Khan at Planning and Development Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The total length of Khyber Pass Economic Corridor is 47.5 km. The total cost of the project is 50 506.8 million. The project was approved by ECNEC in July 2020. The project will be completed in 2026. There are two components of the project. In the first phase, a four-lane Peshawar-Torkham Expressway will be constructed at a cost of 429.57 million. The NHA will work on this section. A steering committee will also be formed at the grassroots level Under the second component, economic development projects along the expressway at a cost of 77 77.23 million will be carried out under the supervision of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. The proposed roads in Khyber Pass Economic Corridor include Mohmand Industrial Zone Road, Warsak to Machni Road to Khyber Pass Economic Corridor, M1, N5 and C-Pack routes from Northern Bypass to South, Roads from Peshawar City to Khyber Pass Economic Corridor. Matni Bypass Linking N55, Takht Beg / Jamrud to be used as Central Junction for Traffic to Afghanistan The Project Management Unit and the Advisory Committee have been approved to monitor the project and the development work to be done on it. The Steering Committee will present its recommendations to the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will be headed by Additional Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. P Culture and Tourism Authority, KP Board of Investment and Trade, KP Ismik, SMEDA, Public Private Partnership Unit, Urban Policy Unit, PKHA, NHA, Municipalities are represented so that the relevant departments of economic development The project will open new chapters of economic development from Peshawar to Torkham and provide trade opportunities to Pakistan to Central Asia.

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