China Pakistan Economic Corridor

M-8 Motroway work top priority: CPEC Asim Bajwa

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Chairman of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Lt Gen (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa promised on Sunday that construction on the M-8 motorway, linking Gwadar in Balochistan with Ratedero in Sindh province, would commence as a “top priority.”
Bajwa, who is also the prime minister’s special assistant, reported that the Central evelopment Working Party (CDWP) approved the development of the 146-km Hoshab to Awaran segment of the motorway at a cost of Rs26 billion.
“This path in rural Kech / Awaran districts is a beacon of light for backward South Balochistan, it will transform lives,” the CPEC chairman said In 2016, Nawaz Sharif, then Prime Minister, inaugurated the Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab motorway, a core part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ( CPEC) project that connects the Gwadar seaport to the rest of the world.
While attending the inaugural event was General (retd) Raheel Sharif, the then chief of army staff. The Gwadar-Ratodero Motorway (M-8), which is 892 km long, is a vital part of CPEC ‘s western, central and eastern routes, and will serve all Gwadar-bound transport.
The motorway scheme was originally initiated in 2004 but was unable to take off owing to weak law and order condition, before it was awarded in June 2014 to the Frontier Works Organization (FWO).