New modern cities to be formed at KP, CM

Peshawar: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that two mega cities of international standards with all the facilities of modern lifestyle are being established on Motorway M1 near Colonel Sher Khan Shaheed Interchange and at Abbottabad. This he said while chairing a meeting of Provincial Housing Department at his office on Tuesday.

He said that it was vision of the Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf Imran Khan to provide modern residential facilities to the public of the province at affordable prices.

Secretary Housing Department gave a detailed briefing to the participants of the meeting on various aspects of the mega city projects. The project of a proposed mega city on Motorway M1 will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs.45.80 billion on 45,000 kanal lands.

This mega city will have all the facilities of modern civic facilities including education complex, medical complex, five/seven star hotel, commercial zone, police station, Mosques, Apartments, Golf course, theme parks, petrol/CNG stations, play grounds, green belts, wide roads, electricity, sui gas and others.

It will serve a population of more than 602130. Addressing the meeting the Chief Minister termed the project as of great importance and directed the authorities concerned to prepare the final plan of the project within fifteen days so that the same could be approved formally.

He said that the proposed mega city will be first of its nature not only in the province but in the country as well.

The meeting was told that because of its unique and important location the mega city will become a hub of commercial and business activities. Public private partnership or any other feasible mood of implementation will be
Adopted/ decided for the project.

The Chief Minister directed the authorities of housing department to take necessary steps for the acquisition of land for the proposed mega city at Abbottabad.

Besides others Special Assistant to Chief Minister on housing department Mr. Amjad Afridi, Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Development, Khalid Pervez, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Sahibzada Saeed, Secretary Housing Zahid Arif, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Ashfaq Khan Incharge of Investment Cell, Rafiqullah Babar, Deputy Commissioner Noshehra and other concerned authorities attended the meeting.

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