CM KPK reveals CPEC projects for the province

CM KPK reveals CPEC projects for the province

PESHAWAR, Dec 26 (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that he was going to participate in the JCC meeting in which the projects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be reviewed and new projects will also be sanctioned in the meeting.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will ink agreement for 1200 MW hydel power generation, fast railway track between Peshawar, Nowshera, Charsada Mardan  and Swabi districts and construction of Gilgit Chakdarra and Dir Chitral routes with China government during the visit.

This he said while addressing a public gathering at Kotar Pan, District Nowshera and talking to media men. District Nazim  Liaqat Khan Khattak, MNA Dr. Imran Khattak, Ishaq Gul Khattak, Gul Raiz Hakeem Khan, Raza Ullah, Noor un Nabi, Councillor Iftikhar Safi and Hazrat Khan addressed the gathering.

Pervez Khattak said that Chinese experts had compiled feasibility report of the fast railway track. Similarly he said that Gilgit Chakdarra, Dir Chitral route would play role in prosperity of the Northern areas and provide access to Afghanistan and Central Asia. He said that the provincial government had demanded establishment of three industrial parks under CPEC.

He informed that 10000 kanal land had been allocated for industrial park near Karnal Sher Interchange, while establishment of industrial parks at Hattar and DIKhan had also been planned.

The Chief Minister said that geo-economic importance of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had enhanced many times and it would become a trade  centre in the near future.  He said that tender for hydel power generation schemes of 600 MW had been floated, while provincial government had also initiated hydel power generation scheme of 500  MW. He told that Asian Development Bank was also financing some hydel generation schemes in the province.

Chief Minister hoped that hydel power generation projects having the potential of producing 200 MW electricity would be completed till 2018. He said that future of the province was very bright while improvement of law and order situation in Afghanistan would provide access to Afghanistan, China and Central Asia.  He said that KP was laden with natural resources like gas and petroleum and that is why foreign investors were coming to invest there.

Pervez Khattak said that PTI was trying to bring change by reforming the system in the province. He said that provincial government had provided local government system to the people to empower them at the grass root level making them capable of solving their problems at local level.  He said that PTI has introduced a system based on merit and transparency.

He further said that the provincial government had chalked out a transparent system for recruitment and transfers while 150 laws had also been enacted.  He said that in future no one would be able of political interference in education, Patwar, police system and health.