CPEC Western Route : Projects to be completed by December 2016

CPEC Western Route : Projects to be completed by December 2016

ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (APP): Work on the projects of western route

of Pakistan China Economic Corridor (CPEC) is continuing rapidly and

will be completed by December 2016, official sources said.


CPEC will benefit all the provinces especially Balochistan,

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

According to data released by Planning Commission of Pakistan,

335 km long Khunjerab to Raikot road is complete while the

feasibility study of 270 km Raikot to Thakot road is complete.

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Work is continuing on Burhan-Havelian expressway, 280 km long

Burhan-Dera Ismail Khan road, 124 km DI Khan-Mughalkot road, 81 km

Zhob-Mughalkot road, 454 km Khushab-Saryab road and 193 km Khushab-

Gwadar road.

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The federal government has given considerable importance to

the project and made substantial allocations for it in this year's

financial budget.

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CPEC project includes new power stations and special

industrial zones to spur regional trade.


CPEC is part of vision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to

integrate the region and provide a corridor to China for its trade

with the outside world through Gwadar port.


The project will also revive some of the historical routes

between Pakistan and China.