Prime Minister to open western corridor today

-File photo

-File photo

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to inaugurate western corridor of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Sorab, Hoshab today. The 449km Sorab, Hoshab section completed at Rs 22 billion. 

Chairman National Highway Authority Shahid Ashraf Tarrar said completion of western route of CPEC was the first priority of NHA. He told that Western Corridor is divided in 6 sections including Hakla-Dhera Ismail Khan 288km, Dhera Ismail Khan-Zohrab 205km, Zohrab-Quetta 331 KM, Quetta-Sohrab 211km, Sohrab-Hoshab 449 KM, Hoshab-Gwadar 193km.

He said that western route is passing through less developed areas of KPK and Balochistan with this route people living in these areas would get jobs.

He further said that few months back Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated Rs 13 billion Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab Road (M-8), a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).