CPEC Became A Silent Corridor: KPK Minister Pervez Khattak

Peshawar: KPK Chief Minister has said that the CPEC became a silent corridor as no one knew when and where the projects would be initiated. While talking to the members of a visiting delegation of National Mangement College Lahore he said that the entire amount of 46 billion dollars was being spent in Punjab but KPK has succeeded in getting some projects for the province.

Regarding the mega projects in the province, Pervez Khattak said that reforms in education and health sectors were the mega projects. He said his government completed the Bab-e-Peshawar Flyover in a record time while the Swat Motorway, Peshawar Rapid Bus Transit, Circular Railway Project and some others would start soon.

Khattak said the all parties’ conference created pressure on the government and some projects came to KPK under CPEC. He said it was also demanded that the western route should be linked to Dera Ismail Khan but negotiations were done and the province got their fair share in the end.

Under CPEC the province would get the same amount of projects that other provinces would get. The Chashma Lift Irrigation Scheme was reflected in the PSDP costing up to Rs 120 billion. The federal government would share 70 per cent and the province would share 30 per cent as cost of the project.

The western route at Jandh would link Kohat district. There will also be a motorway from Peshawar to DI Khan and rail tracks would be laid from Peshawar to DI Khan as well.