M-8 to bring change in south Balochistan, says Bajwa


Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Lt. Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa Sunday said work on M-8 motorway would be commenced as top priority of the government.
In his tweet, “the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority chairman said the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) had already accorded approval to the 146 kilometers Hoshab-Awaran protion of the M-8 at a cost of Rs 26 billion. The M-8 motorway will connect Sukkur-Larkana to Gwadar which is currently under-construction, while the 193 kilometer portion between Gwadar and Hoshab was inaugurated in February 2016”.
It will start from Ratodero in Sindh Province and enter Balochistan Province passing through Khuzdar, Awaran, Hoshab, and Turbat before joining Makran Coastal highway just East of the port city of Gwadar.
The M-8 will also cross the Dasht River and pass near the Mirani Dam in Balochistan Province.–Agencies