39 km Havelian-Manshera section of Thakot-Havelian Motorway to be completed in April next year

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ISLAMABAD, Jul 24 (APP): Work on Thakot-Havelian motorway is
in full swing and the 118 kilometre project would be completed in
December 2019.
National Highway Authority (NHA) Spokesman Kashif Zaman told
APP that the motorway in early harvest Project category and its 39
kilometre Havelian-Mansehra section would be completed in April
2018.
He said that there would be three inter changes in the 39 km
section which included Khota Qabar inter change, Qalandarabad and
Manshera interchnge.
He said that 120-kilometre section of the motorway, part of
China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), is expected to be completed
in 42 months with a cost of Rs 133.98 billion.
China Exim bank will fund 90 per cent of the project, while
the remainder will be funded by Pakistan. Prime Minister Nawaz
Sharif had performed its ground breaking on August 28 last year.
The stretch of motorway from Havelian passes through
Abbottabad, Mansehra and Shinkiari, ending at Thakot. It will have
five tunnels -two at Abbotabad, one each at Battal,Karmong and
Mansehra.