Swat Valley and north-western areas of Pakistan were obliterated by the destructive seasonal floods which have full devastated infrastructure, leaving the debris of destroyed bridges as ghosts. It was impossible to travel across the banks of Swat River, and the region was entirely cut off, making it impossible to deliver in time food and medical supplies and tents to the homeless. Inhabitants found it extremely hard to travel, thus suffering a real ordeal by having to use remote roads and conventional means of transport.
With no macadamized roads available, the inhabitants of Southern Waziristan suffered a similar ordeal, which had a heavy toll on them socially, economically and educationally. For this reason, the region lost any hope for development
UAE PAP Road and Bridge Score Sheet
Number of Projects: 4
Cost: $121, 580, 000
As per the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces (May God protect him), to execute infrastructure development projects in Pakistan, UAE PAP carried out four $121.580.00 worth- road and bridge projects which included the reconstruction of two flood-destroyed bridges on Swat River and building two new roads in southern and northern Waziristan. These are amongst the most vital projects with a huge contribution to the development of infrastructure in remote areas in Pakistan. They also help in the social, economic, educational and health development there.