Azakhel dry port located in Nowshera district was completed at a cost of Rs510 million. Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the project in the second week of January.
The state of the art dry port was completed in a record time of 12 months. This dry port would not only fulfill requirements of traders but also facilitate transportation and logistics services.
The dry port is spread over 28 acres and located about 20 kilometres east from Peshawar on main GT Road in Nowshera district’s town Azakhel. It can easily be approached through Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway via Rashakai interchange through Risalpur Road, GT Road and Ring Road Peshawar.
It is equipped with modern loading and unloading facilities for the provision of speedy freight, heavy goods and shipments services to traders and industrialists. The dry port has a one-window operation facility for which a facilitation centre, the office of the Pakistan Customs, Railways and the National Bank, and police check-up points have been established.
The freight and shipments, transported from Karachi sea-port, can easily be loaded and unloaded at the dry port before its onward transportation to Peshawar, K-P’s other districts and Afghanistan, through an enhanced roads and rails network.