PM for early completion of Karachi-Lahore Motorway

Sep 03, 2013| Courtesy by : Associated Press of Pakistan

LAHORE, Aug 30 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday said that the significant Karachi-Lahore Motorway must be constructed within minimum possible time to benefit the huge population. The Prime Minister said this while meeting members of China State Construction Company (CSCEC), led by Li Ji Qin, Managing Director of the company.Highlighting the importance of better communications networks, the prime minister said that his government was determined to construct mega projects with the assistance of Chinese government, which would boost the economic activities in the country and the region.The Prime Minister said that construction of Karachi-Lahore Motorway would ease the commuting between Karachi and other major cities of the country.

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He said that the road will also serve for speedy and early trading of goods.
Li JI Qin informed the Prime Minister that his company had already started the feasibility study of Karachi-Lahore Motorway on their own expenses as technical assistance to the Government of Pakistan.
He said that his company had recently constructed a 600 kilometer motorway in Congo and would be able to construct the Karachi-Lahore Motorway within three years.
The Prime Minister, however, advised the State Engineering Executives to reduce the time period by forming the construction consortiums for the project.
The Prime Minister expressed the hope that Karachi-Lahore Motorway must be completed in less than two and a half years.
The meeting was also attended by Chief Minister Punjab, Mohammad Shahbaz Sharif, Minister for Planning &
Development, Ahsan Iqbal, secretary communication, chairman NHA and other senior officials.

(Courtesy: Associated Press of Pakistan)