The construction work on 392-kilometer Sukkur-Multan Motorway has been completed, and the mega project is expected to be opened for transport this month. This was announced by the foreign ministry of China earlier this week.
The spokesperson of the Chinese foreign ministry said that the work on the six-lane highway started in September 2016 and it was scheduled to be ready by September 2019.
Hua Chunying said the work on the project continued for nearly three years and produced 29,000 jobs for the locals.
She highlighted that the construction of Sukkur-Multan Motorway will play a critical role in the economic and social development of Pakistan.
Chunying maintained that the project is the biggest transport infrastructure built under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). It was completed two weeks before the scheduled time.
The project, known as M5 in Pakistan, is a part of the country’s Peshawar-Karachi Motorway and was designed for speeds of up to 120 km. The total cost of the mega project was around $2.89 billion.
According to a media agency, the motorway starts from Multan and passes through Jalalpur, Peerwala, Ahmed Pur East, Rahimyar Khan, Sadiqabad, Ubaro, Pano Aqil to end at Sukkur.