Thursday, February 9

CPEC: (Work on 285 km section of Western Rout of CPEC to be completed by end of current fiscal year)

ISLAMABAD: Work on the 285 kilometer section of Western Rout of China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is in full swing and is expected to be completed by end of current fiscal year.

According to the latest data of Planning Commission, government has released over thirty billion rupees for construction of Hakla on Motorway M-1 to Yarik (Dera Ismail Khan) expressway under this year Public Sector Development Programme.

To ensure timely completion of the project the expressway has been divided in five packages and phase one of the project comprises Yarik-Rehmani Khail section.

Similarly, under Package-II, 72 km section from Rehmanikhel to Mianwali would be constructed while 52 kilometer section of package-III from Mianwali to Tarap has already been completed.

The package-IV comprises of 50 KM section from Tarap to Pindi Gheb and consists of 63 km long section from Pindi Gheb to Hakla.