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KP governor terms CPEC game-changer for Hazara

By our correspondents
February 07, 2016

ABBOTTABAD: Governor Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan on Saturday said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would not only boost economic growth in the entire region, but would also open new horizons of development in Hazara.

A handout said that he was addressing a gathering after planting a sapling in connection with the billion tree tsunami campaign at Bandapeer Khan Union Council in Abbottabad.

“The CPEC project will be a game-changer for the entire region particularly Hazara,” he maintained.

Sardar Mahtab added that the establishment of dry port in Havelian would create job opportunities for the local people. He said the Burhan-Havelian motorway would be completed in December this year.

The governor said in the past timber mafia destroyed the precious wealth of forestry in the region. He added the provincial government should establish more schools for girls in remote and far-flung areas.

Sardar Mahtab said the youth in the tribal areas were talented and they were capable of working for the development of the country.

Besides others, MPA Sardar Farid Khan, former ministers Ali Afzal Khan Jadoon, Ayub Khan Afridi, Sardar Shamoon Yar Khan, Malik Mohabat Khan, Dr Jehangir, Secretary Forest KP, Nazar Shah and others were also present on the occasion.

Governor Sardar Mahtab said the progress of a country was linked with the development of road infrastructure and communication network.

He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif initiated work on the Hazara motorway, which spoke volumes about his sincerity and commitment for the prosperity and development of Hazara region.

Sardar Mahtab added the construction work on Hazara motorway Phase-I was in progress and it would be completed by December this year.

He said that the work on the Phase-II, Havelian to Mansehra and Mansehra to Thakot, would soon be initiated.

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