Pakistan

SUKKUR (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday inaugurated work on the Sukkur-Multan Motorways project during a ceremony held in Sukkur.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and other political heads were also present on the occasion.

The 393 kilometer long motorway project is part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The six-lane motorway, which passes through Multan-Jalalpur Peerwala Ahmed Pur East, Ubaro and Pano Aqil, will terminate at Sukkur.

54 bridges will be constructed along the route, including one major bridge on River Sutlej. Under the project, construction of 12 service areas, 10 rest areas, 11 interchanges, 10 Flyovers and 426 underpasses will also be constructed by the end of 2017.

Earlier, on May 3 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif laid the foundation stone for a gas supply project to five Union Councils of Bannu. PM also inaugurated four major highways projects in Bannu.

Last month, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited Mansehra and inaugurated the second phase of Motorways and Sui Gas supply projects for Oghi Tehsil.