Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday afternoon laid the foundation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)’s M-6 motorway in Sukkur and Hyderabad cities of Sindh.
With its ends in Sukkur and Hyderabad, the 306-km-long M-6 will be completed with Rs307 billion within 30 months as per international standards. The M-6 portion will complete the North-South Motorway Corridor, also known as the Karachi-Peshawar Motorway, which will interconnect major cities of the country.
The prime minister, in his address at the two events in Sukkur and Hyderabad, said it was a matter of satisfaction for the government to restore construction of the M-6 motorway that faced a prolonged delay.
He stressed that the development of road infrastructure connecting all provinces, particularly the disadvantaged areas of the country, was crucial for strengthening the national economy.
The prime minister, who twice performed the foundation-laying of M-6 motorway in Sukkur and Hyderabad cities of Sindh respectively, said connecting the deprived areas, including Balochistan and Sindh, will pave the way for economic and social development, besides creating new business opportunities.
He emphasized upon ensuring the quality and standard of the M-6 motorway not less than the rest of the motorway network in the country. He directed the relevant authorities to complete the public-private project within the stipulated time.