Islamabad: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has been collaborating with the provincial administration of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to finish the province’s largest infrastructure project, which is expected to cost $6181 million.
According to the information, the KP administration, in collaboration with USAID, has been working tirelessly to restore the province’s enormous network of roadways. The project has proven to be a welcome addition to the area’s travel and business transportation options.
The 62-kilometer DI Khan-Tank Road, which includes the Tank Bypass, was also made possible by USAID’s tremendous assistance. On September 16, 2015, General Raheel Sharif officially opened the route. Traveling from one end of the highway to the other used to take about four hours. Thanks to USAID upgrades, that same distance can now be covered in around 40 minutes.
The two-lane highway project cut travel time, resulting in better mobility, which helps the region’s trade and industries thrive. The project also enables a significant revamp of the area’s educational and medical facilities, as well as an enhanced standard of living for the residents.
The road project would generate billions of dollars in revenue for the region through trade, and hundreds of people will be employed as a result of the increased tourists. The upgrades to the infrastructure also attract traders and manufacturers, as well as providing Pakistan with access to new foreign markets, therefore increasing imports.