Planning Minister directs to take urgent measures to initiate dredging process at Gwadar Port

Islamabad, May 20, 2022 (PPI-OT): Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal has directed to take urgent measures to initiate dredging process at Gwadar Port to make it viable for the transportation of big ships. Chairing a meeting in Islamabad today [Friday], expressing concern over the delay in ML-1 project, the Minister said cost of track for the future viability of the project be evaluated and work be speeded up.

He emphasised that laying down Fiber optic cable project should be integrated within ML-1 to economize the project. He said Karachi Circular railway is another important mass transit project which should be executed on the model of Orange Line in Lahore.

Ahsan Iqbal said the Mansehra- Muzaffarabad and Babusar Tunnel and Zhob-D.I. Khan Projects should be taken up on priority for inclusion in upcoming Joint Cooperation Committee meeting. He directed NHA to do feasibility study of Kabul-Peshawar Motorway.

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