MOL Pakistan Oil and Gas Company B.V. and its Joint Venture Partners of TAL Block have undertaken and completed the repair and reconstruction of the Gurguri-Banda Daud Shah Road in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The newly inaugurated road has been rehabilitated at a cost of PKR 400 million provided by MOL Pakistan and its Joint Venture Partners of the TAL Block.
The Gurguri-Banda Daud Shah Road is a 40km long road that passes through various communities located in the TAL Block, connecting more than 40 villages and about four Union Councils between the two districts of Karak and Hangu in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This road is also used as an alternate transit route to Afghanistan, and is significant to the development of local transit trade in the province.
Present at the inauguration were Chief Guest Mr. Mahmood Khan, Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Shahid Ahmad Khattak, MNA Karak, Mr. Kamran Khan Bangash, Provincial Minister of Higher Education, Archives, and Libraries, and Provincial Minister of Information and Press Releases, among other government officials.
At the occasion, Mr. Mahmood Khan lauded MOL Pakistan’s efforts to support the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and said, “The newly reconstructed road will not only ease travel time between our communities, but also increase local trade and economic activity in the area.” Mr. Mehmood Khan explained that the province, under the leadership of the Prime Minister, is fast becoming an attractive investment destination. He pointed out that the province’s abundant natural resources require further development by national and multination corporations to help generate economic activity in Pakistan.
Mr. Ali Murtaza Abbas, MOL Group Regional Vice President Middle East Africa and Pakistan, commented, “MOL Pakistan and our Joint Venture Partners in TAL Block are thankful for the support and cooperation extended by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to companies working in the province. In turn, we take this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to supporting projects that bring positive change to local communities and greater economic development to the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Pakistan as a nation.”