PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed the relevant authorities to complete all arrangements for launching rehabilitation work on the Abbottabad-Thandiani Road.

Besides, he also directed to start work on rehabilitation of Ayubia chairlift in one week.

He issued the directives while chairing a progress review meeting about development projects in Abbottabad district, a statement issued here on Saturday said.

Mahmood Khan hinted at breaking ground of the road project soon.

He directed the quarters concerned to take necessary steps to mobilise the required machinery on the site of the project by middle of the ongoing month.

The meeting was briefed about both the projects and informed that Galyat Development Authority had launched a project for the rehabilitation of the Ayubia chairlift. However, there were some technical issues in implementation of the said project, which needed to be addressed without delay.

Mahmood Khan directed the authorities concerned to sit together under the supervision of additional chief secretary to devise a workable strategy within the ambit of the relevant rules and regulations so that rehabilitation of the chairlift could be made possible without further delay.

The chief minister termed both the projects as of vital importance to facilitate tourists and promote tourism activities in the area. He made it clear to all the quarters concerned that unnecessary delay in implementation of the projects would not be tolerated.

Acting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani, chief secretary Dr Shahzad Bangash, principal secretary to CM Amjad Ali Khan, secretary communications and works Imtiaz Hussain Shah, secretary forest Mohammad Abid Majeed and other relevant officials attended the meeting.

Published in Dawn, August 7th, 2022

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