PM Nawaz inaugurates 174-kilometer Sibbi-Kohlu road

01:39 AM | 2 Sep, 2016
PM Nawaz inaugurates 174-kilometer Sibbi-Kohlu road
SIBBI (Web Desk) - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif  inaugurated the 174-kilometer road connecting Sibbi with Kohlu on Thursday.

He announced the construction of a 20-kilometer road between Sibbi and Talli and 80-kilometer road linking Kohlu with Rakhni.

The prime minister was accompanied by Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zahri, Minister for Port and Shipping Mir Hasil Bazenjo and Adviser to the PM on National Security Lt Gen (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua.

The multi-billion rupee project is the shortest road link between Balochistan and Punjab provinces.

Work on the project was halted in 2006 owing to law and order situation. Even so, it was recreated after the government ratified a contract with National Logistics Cell in 2014 to accomplish the half-complete project.

The contractor managed to finish the remaining 60 per centime of the work within one and a half year.

The road has been afforded to public transport and private vehicles.

The road will also help carry the agricultural produce, besides enriching the business activities in the region.