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   July20, 2017

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Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif inaugurates Lowari Tunnel Project

Chitral Times Report

Chitral: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif today announced provision of suigas, and electricity projects to Dir upper district, in order to end the era of darkness in this backward and neglected district of KP.
Addressing a big public meeting after inaugurating historic Lawari tunnel project, at the site of tunnel here, the Prime Minister declared amid standing ovation that Dir district would be provided all the projects to develop this neglected district on sound footings. He told the crowd that today was his happiest day of life when he (PM)
inaugurated the Lawari tunnel project, the foundation stone of which was laid in 1974 only on papers by the then government.
“There is no doubt in it that today is one of happiest day of my life”, he said adding PML-N was constructing new KP like New Pakistan by initiating scores of development schemes in hydro power, roads, communication, electricity etc.

 The tunnel is located on Nowshera-Mardan-Malakand-Chakdara-Chitral National Highway (N-45). Inauguration of the 8.5km long tunnel will provide all weather connecting to Chitral with rest of the country. Scope of the project includes construction of two tunnels (8.5 km and 1.9 Km), access roads and 12 bridges (35 km).

Construction of Lowari Tunnel has been a long standing demand of the people there. The project will enhance economic growth through accelerated trade activity, generate employment opportunities for the locals, promote tourism and reduce travel time for passengers of Commercial traffic. The PC-I cost of the Lowari Tunnel project is about Rs. 27 billion.


 

 

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