In implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, “may God protect him”, and with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs Imran Khan, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, inaugurated the “Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Street Project”, which connects the Mohmand Gate and Jalanai regions in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas, with a length of 42 km, which was implemented by the UAE project to help Pakistan with financing the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, at a cost of 29 million and 117 thousand US dollars.
The project comes within the framework of the United Arab Emirates’ continuous support to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan through the implementation of a number of humanitarian and development projects in it.
The inauguration ceremony of “Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Street” was attended by the governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas Alam Khattak, Prime Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas Mahmud Khan, Chief of Staff of the Pakistani army, First Lieutenant General Qamar Javid Bajwa .. Also attended by HE Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi, Ambassador The state in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, His Excellency Abdullah Khalifa Al Ghafli, Director of the Emirati Project to Help Pakistan, and a number of local ministers in the region, senior commanders, Pakistani army officers, officials and representatives of government and local departments, as well as a number of dignitaries and citizens in Mohmand Ghat and Jalanai regions.
The opening ceremony began with a briefing and explanation of the implementation and completion stages of the project. After that, Imran Khan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Pakistan unveiled the monument and memorial plaque for this occasion, followed by a tour of the party sponsor and the guests to see the street path, bridges, tunnels and water channels that were implemented within the project, The tour was concluded by taking a souvenir photo of the work teams and engineers involved in the implementation of the project, and presenting commemorative shields on this occasion to the contributors to the completion of the project.
Imran Khan, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, expressed his sincere thanks to the United Arab Emirates, especially His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, for his sponsorship of this project.
For his part, His Excellency Abdullah Khalifa Al Ghafli, Director of the Emirati Project to Help Pakistan, stressed in a statement to him on this occasion the importance of the initiatives of His Highness the President of the State, may God protect him, and the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, for the efforts and programs to provide humanitarian aid and implement development projects for the Pakistani people in various fields, based on the UAE’s pioneering strategy in the field of humanitarian work, which embodies higher values based on lofty principles and goals to spread tolerance and peace Development and goodness among the peoples of the world.
Al Ghafli said that the name of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was given to this important and vital street, within the framework of gratitude, appreciation and gratitude for the generous humanitarian generosity and development projects that White Hands provided to His Highness in the past years, as His Highness is always supportive. For the efforts to help the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and its people to advance, progress and civilizational development in all humanitarian, developmental and social fields, and to support them with solidarity and solidarity, and to provide humanitarian aid in the misfortunes, crises and emergency natural disasters that they have been exposed to.
He pointed out that the generous follow-up and directives from His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to strengthen cooperation and activate humanitarian partnerships programs with the governments of the target countries and international organizations and institutions, had a great impact and role in developing the mechanism for implementing development projects and providing humanitarian aid. And relief, and upgrading the approach and planning standards, and the level of outstanding achievement with quality, thoroughness and accuracy, in addition to the directives of His Highness, taking into account the application of the principle of sustainability and comprehensiveness in the selection and approval of projects to achieve the permanent and comprehensive benefit of the beneficiaries of them from all segments of society, and for long future periods, as these generous directives contributed to Upgrading the social, educational and health environment, developing the infrastructure and the growth and prosperity of the areas in which the Emirati projects were implemented, in addition to contributing to increasing agricultural and economic investment, and raising the level of income for poor and needy families in those areas.
The director of the Emirati Project to Help Pakistan explained the importance of implementing the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Street project, as it is considered one of the largest and most important modern development projects that have been implemented in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas, as it connects 9 cities and 6 villages, and more than 627 thousand people benefit from it. Stressing that it will contribute to improving transportation routes through a safe and highway linking cities and villages that suffer from difficulties in communicating with the main cities due to their rugged mountainous geographical nature, and it will also help economically in the ease and speed of transporting goods, agricultural, mineral and animal products and building materials from the region to the main distribution centers in Pakistan. .
Al-Ghafli said that the project was completed in an excellent manner despite the difficult geography of the region in which it was implemented and the harsh climatic conditions, as all the engineering, consulting and field work teams of the project made intensive and exceptional efforts to complete the work according to the best specifications and international standards, and in accordance with the approved time plan.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Street was designed with modern engineering and technical specifications, as it is 42 kilometers long and 9.3 meters wide, while its path intersects one tunnel and 9 bridges, and has built 95 channels to drain rain and torrential water, and has also constructed side protection walls and concrete pillars. A length of 7.2 km, and the total implementation cost of 29 million and 117 thousand US dollars.
The memorial of the project was also designed in a modern and unique way, embodying the concept of solidarity and civilized cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The memorial plaque for the project includes the name and pictures of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State “may God protect him”, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and the name of the street and the slogans of the parties participating in the completion of the project, and in the middle and above the monument is a high mast in the center of which is the globe, bearing on both sides the flag of the United Arab Emirates and the flag of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, an embodiment of solidarity and joint cooperation.
It is noteworthy that the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development plays an important role in supporting and financing the development projects that are implemented by the Emirati Project to Help Pakistan, as the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Street project is one of the projects that the Foundation contributes to financing, and since 2013 the total funding provided by the Foundation to implement Development projects in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 219 million 336 thousand US dollars.
A number of residents of the areas benefiting from the project, namely Peshawar, Malkind, Bajaur, Sharsada, Khaybar, Mohmand Ghat, Galanai, Deir and Mardan, have expressed their pride and happiness in establishing this street and naming it after His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to whom they have all respect, appreciation and gratitude for his great humanitarian stances with them in the darkest Circumstances, crises and tribulations, with support, assistance and humanitarian aid, and for the initiatives and contributions he provided to them in terms of civilized development.
They praised the implementation of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Street project in accordance with the highest standards and technical quality, which will help them facilitate movement and reach their destinations quickly and effortlessly, and it will also constitute a broad qualitative leap in the level of safety for users while on the move, in addition to its contribution to supporting the commercial and economic movement and The agricultural sector through transporting agricultural and animal products, goods and raw materials that the region is famous for to the major cities’ markets, as well as their contribution to transporting their families and children to schools, educational colleges, hospitals and government centers easily and safely.
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