ISLAMABAD:Standing Committee on Communications Tuesday informed that with the assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB) the first phase of Mardan to Sawabi road will be started soon.
The meeting was presided by Chairman Standing Committee Muzammil Qureshi.
Ministry of communication stated that most of its projects were in Baluchistan.
The Committee was informed that residents of Khuzdar had to travel via Karachi for Sukkar and it was terrible situation for them to face but now Khuzdar-Sukkur direct road will be inaugurated very soon.
M-8 had already been completed and now it takes 6 hours to travel over 650 km.
The meeting was also informed the Committee that Kuchlak by pass construction has started.
Standing Committee directed for the completion of Chakdara-Kalam road of priority basis because residents of area were facing problem during travel.
The Committee was also informed that Karachi Green line project was in progress. Phase-I of Green line would be completed by November 2017 and Phase-II by April 2018.
If provincial government, purchase the buses for the project, it would be operational by November 2017.
The Committee directed for continuous coordination with the provincial government so that people of Karachi could avail benefits of these national projects on time.
It was informed to the Committee that the climate challenges had been considered in the project. A large number of trees have been planted and more 18 thousand new trees would be planted.
Minister for State Dr. Darshan, Nazir Ahmed Bughio, MNA, Ramesh Lal, MNA, Salim Ur Rehman, MNA, Hamid-ul-Haq Khalil, MNA, Sanjay Parwani, MNA, Tariq Ullah, MNA, Ms. Naseema Panenzai, MNA,Usamn Khan Tarkai, MNA, Ms. ShahJehan Mangrio, MNA, Hafiz Abdul Karim Federal Minister for Communication, Chairman NHA Shahid Tarar, Additional Secretary Communications Tashfeen Khan and other high civil officials were also present in the meeting.