Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan has officially started building the Abbottabad-Thandiani Road, which is a huge project under the Integrated Tourism Development Project. This was reported in a December 2 news story.
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At a meeting to review the development projects, CM Khan said that every effort was being made to make sure that taxpayers’ money was used wisely. Details show that work has begun on the Abbottabad-Thandiani Road, which is 24.3 kilometers long and will cost PKR 3 billion to build.
During the meeting, the minister was told that the construction equipment had been moved to the Mankyal-Bada Sarai-Jabai Road site, which is 22 kilometers long and will cost a total of PKR 5.7 billion to finish. At the event, the CM said that both projects are important for making things easier for tourists and boosting tourism in the area.
It is important to note that these projects are part of the Kite Project, which includes four Integrated Tourism Zones in the province. These are Thandiani (Abbottabad), Madakalasht (Chitral), Ghanol (Mansehra), and Mankyal, which are all funded by the World Bank (WB) (Swat).