The Chairman of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC )Authority retired Lt-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa stated that about 60% of progress had been attained in the Basima-Khuzdar road project while work on the construction of Hoshab-Awaran road has also been kicked off.
Sharing photos and a map of under-construction roads on Twitter he maintained that the development of roads in Balochistan is a key priority of the government to improve Gwadar port’s connectivity with other parts of the country.
The tweet read, “#CPEC: South Balochistan roads in focus. Basima-Khuzdar Road Progress 60%. Hoshab-Awaran Road const started. Will improve Gwadar’s connectivity with North. PM’s vision of uplifting remote areas especially South Bln being realized. #CPECMakingProgress #Pakistanmovingforward.”
The 146-kilometer long Hoshab-Awaran project is an essential and structural part of the CPEC central alignment that connects Gwadar Port with Sindh province. At an estimated cost of Rs.20 billion, the project is expected to be completed in three years.
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