Construction of Tajazai-Lakki – Daratang road connecting CPEC Western Route (56 km)
The proposed route is an important project as it passes through minerals rich areas of the province. Oil & Gas reserves and precious mines have been explored in this area and as such it will facilitate transportation of oil. The significance of this route increases after establishment of Gwadar port as it will reduce time factor and create energy efficient alternate route. The proposed road has been put on priority as it will create linkage with the main CPEC route. It will produce multiple economic benefits while enhancing employment generation, transportation business, hotel industry and trade.
The project aims at dualization of 56 kilometers road from Tajazai to Kundal up to Punjab’s border. Dualization of project road is in accordance with the proposed technical characteristics which will enhance the capacity and level of the services. It will also serve as route to Lakki Marwat, Bannu, Karak and North Waziristan agency which will connect with CPEC through the existing road and will serve for multi-lateral trade to different parts of country.
The estimated cost of 56 kilometers road is Pak Rs. 22.5 billion with 7.3 meters carriageway, 1.5 meter shoulders on each side and is designed for 80 kilometers per hour vehicular speed. It will be completed in 24 months. 8 bridges will be constructed during the course.
The proposed road can generate millions of rupees per year from toll taxes. Skilled, semi skilled and unskilled workforce is adequately available in the project area.
The project provides an opportunity for the donor agencies / investors for investment and to recoup the capital investment with profits. 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 infrastructure in execution of project. The investors friendly security situation prevails in the province.