M-8 construction under CPEC to bring prosperity in Balochistan

Chairman CPEC Authority Lt. Gen ® Asim Saleem Bajwa has informed that tender for the long-awaited important section of M-8 construction has been issued under CPEC. The National Highway Authority (NHA) has begun inviting bids for the construction of the 146km Hoshab-Awaran-Khuzdar section of M-8 motorway in Balochistan. Chairman said the new section will improve the connectivity of Gwadar Port and revolutionize the socio-economic development of the region. Moreover, it will address the long term deprivation of locals and bring prosperity.

ISLAMABAD: The National Highway Authority (NHA) has begun inviting bids for the construction of the 146km Hoshab-Awaran-Khuzdar section of the M-8 motorway in Balochistan, which will “revolutionise the socio-economic development of the region” and help address the long-term sense of deprivation of the locals, said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority Chairman Lt-Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa.

In a tweet on Sunday, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting said the project — for which the tender has opened — would bring prosperity to the southern areas of Balochistan.

Bajwa said the initiative would improve Gwadar Port’s connectivity and “revolutionise the socio-economic development of the region”. With the construction of the motorway, “long-term deprivation” of the local people would be addressed who were waiting for such development for decades, he added.