392 kilometer Sukkur-Multan Motorway inauguration date revealed

392 kilometer Sukkur-Multan Motorway inauguration date revealed

ISLAMABAD - About 96 per cent construction work of 392-kilometer Sukkur-Multan Motorway has been accomplished so far and it is expected that the mega project would be completed on schedule by September this year.

An official of National Highway Authority (NHA) told APP on Monday that work on the project had started in September 2016 it would cost Rs 294,352 million.

The motorway is a major component of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor with the bulk of financing to from various Chinese state-owned banks, he said adding that in January 2016 awarded the contact to build this section to China State Construction Engineering.

The purpose of the motorway is to provide a high-speed, six-lane toll road facility for efficient and safe transportation of passengers and goods to and from industrial and economic hubs of the country. The road is being built after a framework agreement between the governments of Pakistan and China, he said.