The $480 million project includes the construction of the four-lane Peshawar-Torkham Expressway (PTEX) from Peshawar to the Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan and the laying of a fiber optic cable alongside the road. Around 16 percent of the project budget will go toward complementary infrastructure projects, including branch roads, logistics hubs, and parking terminals. PTEX will link to Pakistan’s Peshawar to Lahore motorway, which will be extended to Karachi by around 2020. It could also connect to the planned Kabul-Jalalabad-Torkham expressway and eventually to Dushanbe in Tajikistan. The project also includes funding for an international bus terminal in Peshawar and the preservation of tourists sites in the Khyber district (formerly known as the Khyber Agency).

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