Rs 22 b allocated for Burhan-Hakla section of CEPEC’s western route

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 7 (APP): The government has allocated Rs 22 billion for Burhan-Hakla (Dera Ismael Khan Motorway), part of the western route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under Public Sector Development Programme for the year 2016-17.

The 285-kilometer motorway project to connect Dera Ismail Khan to Hakla area, will be completed in two years at a cost of over Rs 129 billion.

The motorway will pass through Pindi Gheb, Sawan, Mianwali, Rokhri, Rehmani Khel and terminate at Yarik (D I Khan).

According to the data released by Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, Rs 5 billion has been allocated for Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab section, Rs 4 billion for Hoshab-Nag-Basima-Surba section, and Rs 1.1 billion for D I Khan-Mughalkot section of the western route.

Similarly, Rs 4.6 billion is earmarked for the construction of Burhan-Havelian Expressway and Rs 16.5 billion for Thakot-Havelian.

In Gwadar component of PSDP, Rs 4.7 billion is allocated for East Expressway, Rs 1.5 billion for New Gwadar International Airport, and Rs 1 billion for necessary facilities for fresh water treatment, water supply and distribution etc.