Sino-Pakistan motorway project passes to Pakistan

Source: Xinhua| 2020-12-17 16:02:34|Editor: huaxia

A Sino-Pakistan motorway project was officially handed over to the Pakistani side on Wednesday, according to the project's constructor China State Construction Engineering Corporation. The Sukkur-Multan Motorway has been the largest transportation infrastructure project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), with around 2.89 billion U.S. dollars of investment. The 392-km-long motorway, also known as the M5 in Pakistan, is part of the country's Peshawar-Karachi Motorway. The motorway was opened to traffic in November last year and has improved traffic conditions and helped drive economic development in central Pakistan. According to the constructor, around 29,000 jobs were created for the locals in the peak time of construction and the operation of the motorway will be all done by the Pakistani side. The Chinese constructor also built schools, roads, bridges, wells and water channels for locals.