Quetta: As per the latest news, Retired Lt-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, Chairman of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority, has stated that improving Gwadar port’s connectivity with other parts of the country by developing roads in Balochistan is a top priority for the government.

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On Tuesday, the CPEC Authority chairman shared images and a map of the under-construction roads on Twitter, claiming that the Basima-Khuzdar road project had made 60 percent progress and that work on the Hoshab-Awaran road had begun.

The 146-kilometer Hoshab-Awaran project is part of the CPEC central alignment, which links Gwadar Port with Sindh province.

The project, which is expected to cost Rs20 billion, is expected to be completed in three years.

Similarly, the 106-kilometer Basima-Khuzdar road (N-30) is scheduled to be finished this year at a cost of Rs11.749 billion.

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The 449-kilometer Hoshab-Surab road (N-85) has been completed and made operational, according to a CPEC Authority official, while the 235-kilometer Surab-Quetta (N-25) road has also been completed and made operational.

In addition, the 193-kilometer Gwadar-Hoshab (M-8) road and the 250-kilometer Ratodero-Khuzdar (M-8) road were completed and made operational, according to the official.

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