Construction of Besham –Alpuri – Buner – Mardan road (226 km)
The proposed project will provide reliable communication facilities by reducing the difficulties of commuters and travel time. The proposed project will provide alternate route for CPEC traffic. This project will cater the need for heavy traffic of CPEC in case of blockage of main CPEC artery as the area is prone to natural calamities like land sliding and heavy snowfall in winters.The proposed project will provide reliable communication facilities by reducing the difficulties of commuters and travel time.
The provincial government is connecting Motorway (M1) with the Malakand division through the construction of the Swat expressway. The boost in economic activity would include the provision of better options for exploring Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s tourist resorts. Areas once suffered by militancy in the Malakand division would witness new economic opportunities. The route will traverse through scenic sites of Shangla & Swat districts which offer investment opportunities for development of tourist sites along CPEC route. The district of Swat is rich in fruits and minerals, so the route will provide effective transportation facilities to the local traders to promote their products and also avail openings through cross border trade. Skilled, semi skilled and unskilled workforce is adequately available in the project area.
The proposed project will cost Pak Rs. 91 billion and will be completed in 24 months time. The scope of the work includes construction of 226 kilometers main carriageway with width of 7.3 meters having 2.5 meters shoulder on each side and is designed for 80-100 kilometers per hour vehicular speed. The pre-feasibility study has been conducted.
The project provides an opportunity for the donor agencies / investors for investment and to recoup the capital investment with profit. The proposed road can generate millions of rupees per year from toll tax besides promoting tourism industry. It can be executed through preferably Public Private Partnership (BOOT/BOT) or any other mode mutually agreed by both the parties. The project is open for all the state-owned, state-supported and private entities having minimum turnover of US $ 1 billion.
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will facilitate investors for interaction with relevant agencies and is committed to partner with the investor by providing all basic facilities in execution of project. It will provide all legal and technical assistance to the investors. The government will provide assurance of money security. Moreover, the investors friendly security situation prevails in the province.