BE2C2 Report — The US$2.9bn road from Peshawar to Karachi is the biggest transportation infrastructure project planned for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, reports The Construction Index.
The route runs from the south, starting in Karachi – which is Pakistan’s largest city – and passes Lahore – the second largest city – before reaching Peshawar in the north-west of the country.
The section between Sukkur and Multan will be undertaken by China State Construction.
Ground-breaking of the Sukkur-Multan Section is scheduled to be held at Sukkur on Friday.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to perform the ground breaking ceremony.
The 392 kilometer section would be completed in three years.
The project is part of Karachi-Peshawar Motorway and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
The six-lane motorway passing through Multan-Jalalpur Peerwala Ahmedpur East, Ubaro and Pano Aqil will terminate at Sukkur. It will provide high speed transportation facility between Sindh and Punjab.