KP Government constructing additional access road to Rashakai SEZ

By Tahir Ali | Gwadar Pro Jun 28, 2022

PESHAWAR, June 28 (Gwadar Pro) - To have multiple access, the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has decided to build an additional access road to Rashakai Special Economic Zone (RSEZ), a flagship project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The project namely “Access Road to Rashakai Special Economic Zone from Kernal Sher Khan Interchange (Phase-II)” will be completed at a cost of Rs. 300 million.

Currently, RSEZ is accessible from Wali Interchange on M-1; however, with the construction of the new access road, the zone will be accessible from Kernal Sher Khan Interchange on M-1 and Swat Expressway as well. 

Abdul Karim Tordher, Special Assistant to CMPK on Industries had told Gwadar Pro that Rs. 100 million has been allocated during Annual Development Program 2022-23 for the project while the remaining Rs. 300 million will be allocated beyond 2022-23. “We want to provide multiple access to REZ, as in the near future the area will be the hub of commercial activities for the whole region,” he said.

RSEZ is located at an ideal place, which is the confluence of the major five districts of KP and is reachable via a network of roads, motorways, and railways. The Government of KP and KPEZDMC and China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) are developing RSEZ, which is spread over an area of approximately 1,000 acres of land. RSEZ is expected to provide 200,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities to the locals.

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