CPEC’s infrastructure projects enter implementation stage

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 2 (APP): China-Pak Economic Corridor’s infrastructure projects have entered into implementation phase this year and work on the two major highways projects has commenced, according to Economic Survey 2015-16 released Thursday.
Karakoram Highway (KKH) Phase-II (Thakot-Havelian section)
costing Rs. 142 billion and Peshawar-Karachi motorway (Multan-Sukkur section)
costing Rs. 315 billion projects are progressing well.
Besides work on Gwadar Eastbay Expressway and New Gwadar International Airport is likely to start soon. A high level delegation visited both sites to prepare feasibility studies, said the economic Survey.
Joint Feasibility study on main railways line (Peshawar-Karachi) has been completed. The project will involve dualization of railway track, up gradation of main railway lines with modern signaling system, better safety and central control system to have speed of 160 km per hour.
CPEC envisions inclusive development and benefitting all regions of the country. CPEC is one corridor and three passages. The work on the western passage is proceeding well.The Prime Minister of Pakistan inaugurated Gwadar-Hoshab section and Hoshab-Surab section in Balochistan is being completed by the end of this year.
Land for six lanes motorway from Burhan to D.I.Khan has been procured by NHA and the ground-breaking of the first section has been performed by Prime Minister recently. This motorway Burhan-D.I.Khan is targeted to be completed by June, 2018.