Islamabad, July 03, 2021 (PPI-OT):Chairman CPEC Authority, Asim Saleem Bajwa says development of road infrastructure in Balochistan is key priority of the government to improve Gwadar port’s connectivity with other parts of the country.
Briefing media persons in Hoshab on Saturday, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Gwadar on Monday to review progress on the CPEC related projects. Asim Saleem Bajwa said work on the road infrastructure projects has been accelerated.
He said over 70 percent development work on Baseema-Khuzdar road has been completed as this project is of significant importance, it would be completed by the end of current year. He said in order to uplift the under developed areas of Balochistan, the government under the special directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan has prepared a development package comprising over six billion rupees.
The Chairman CPEC Authority said thirty-one dams would be constructed in nine under-developed districts of Balochistan. He said out of the total, construction work on 15 dams has already been started and work on remaining 16 dams will be launched very soon. Asim Saleem Bajwa said work on Gwadar Airport is also in progress, which would have the capacity for the landing of big cargo aircrafts and will be equipped with the latest communications techniques.
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