CPEC projects in South Balochistan making progress: Asim Bajwa

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan for Information and Broadcasting and Chairman China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Lt. Gen. (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that CPEC related projects in South Balochistan are making progress.

In a statement on social networking site Twitter, Asim Saleem Bajwa, said that work on the 110-km-long two-lane road from Khuzdar to Bisma was in full swing while work on the N30 highway began in October 2019. The construction of N30 highway will cost Rs 19 billion.

He said on Twitter that 20% work of the highway has been completed, this highway will connect Khuzdar to N85, with the completion of the project in 2021, and access to Gwadar will be easier.

Earlier Asim Saleem Bajwa said Matiari-Lahore transmission line project has been completed 85 percent.

Asim Saleem Bajwa Saturday took to Twitter and said 660kV Matiari-Lahore HVDC transmission line project will evacuate power North-South, resolve one major issue.

He further added that the scope of this project includes 4000MW evacuation capacity. The line is 886 kilometers long with 1972 towers and its cost is USD 1.658 billion which has created 2,212 direct employments, he concluded.