CPEC projects in South Balochistan making progress: Asim Bajwa

CPEC projects in South Balochistan making progress: Asim Bajwa

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Islamabad: Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan for Information and Broadcasting and Chairman China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Lt. Gen. (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that CPEC related projects in South Balochistan are making progress.

In a statement on the social networking site Twitter, Asim Saleem Bajwa stated that the 110-kilometer-long two-lane road from Khuzdar to Bisma is being carried out in full swing, and the construction of the N30 highway has started in October 2019. The construction of the highway on the N30 will cost 19 billion rupees.

He said on Twitter that 20% work of the highway has been completed, this highway will connect Khuzdar to N85, with the completion of the project in 2021, and access to Gwadar will be easier.

Earlier, Asim Saleem Bajwa stated that the Matiari-Lahore transmission line project has been completed by 85%.

Asim Saleem Bajwa said on Twitter last Saturday that the 660kV Matiari-Lahore high-voltage direct current transmission project will evacuate north-south power and solve a major problem.

He further added that the scope of this project includes 4000MW evacuation capacity. The line is 886 kilometers long with 1972 towers and its cost is USD 1.658 billion which has created 2,212 direct employments, he concluded.

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