Bidding process for CPEC western route underway, says Asim Bajwa

Asim Bajwa says once completed project would connect Islamabad with Quetta

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Asim Saleem Bajwa on Sunday said that the bidding process for a part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor’s (CPEC) western route is underway.

The part of the CPEC’s western route includes Zhob-Kuchlak (Quetta) road.

Asim Saleem Bajwa said that the project is direly needed by the people of Balochistan, in a tweet on Sunday.

He further informed that the matter pertaining to Chinese funding for Dera Ismail Khan to Zhob section of CPEC’s western route was being processed to be included in the upcoming meeting of Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) of CPEC.

He added that the completion of this 210 kilometre (km) project would connect Islamabad and Quetta through an expressway.

The National Highway Authority (NHA) has already invited bids from eligible firms for the 298 km Kuchlak to Zhob section of N-50.

The project will be completed in five packages including 65 km Zhob to Tangi section, 65 km Tangi to Qila Saifullah section, 50 km Qilla Saifullah to Nasai section, 65 km Nasai to Khanozai section and a 53 km Khanozai to Kuchlak section.

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