Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Asad Mahmood said on Friday afternoon that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)’s Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway (M-6) will be completed on a priority basis.

The minister stated this in a meeting with Federal Minister for Water Resources Syed Khursheed Shah during his visit to the National Highway Authority (NHA) headquarters.

Mahmood remarked that timely completion of ongoing national highway and CPEC projects across the country including Sindh would not only stabilise the economy but also promote the industry, trade and agriculture.

Federal Secretary for Communications Zafar Hasan and NHA Chairman Captain (Retd) Muhammad Khurram Agha gave a detailed briefing to the federal ministers on the ongoing construction projects across the country, especially in Sindh. Minister for Communications and Postal Services Asad Mahmood assured his cabinet fellow, Khursheed Shah, and people of Sindh that the ongoing highway projects would be completed on a war-footing basis.

It was informed in the briefing that the construction of CPEC’s Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway (M-6) was one of the priorities of NHA and the project would be completed through public-private partnership.

Asad Mahmood maintained that documentation work was completed to start work on this 306km-long motorway soon. The length of the proposed Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway would be 306 km.

The article originally appeared on the China Economic Net


Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2022.

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