The Central Development Working Party Meeting (CDWP), chaired by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, approved six development projects at a total estimated cost of Rs52 billion. Projects related to Transport & Communications and Water Resources were presented in the meeting. Two projects related to Transport and Communications worth Rs16.27 billion were presented in the meeting. First project presented namely; “Construction of Black Top Road from Duki to Chamalang (105 km) with Link Road (55 Km)” worth Rs6,518.812 million approved in the meeting. The project envisages construction of two lane 7.3m wide and 105km long single carriageway from Duki to Chamalang with two meter shoulders on each side. The main road passes through Nana Sahib, Gumbaz, and Shah Wali Landi Mirkhan and terminates at Chamalang coal mines.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 9th, 2021.

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