Source: China State Council Information Office
The largest transportation infrastructure project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Sukkur-Multan Motorway, was officially handed over to the Pakistani side on Wednesday, according to the project’s constructor China State Construction Engineering Corporation.
The 392-km motorway, also known as M5 in Pakistan, is a part of the country’s Peshawar-Karachi Motorway and was designed for speeds of up to 120 kmh with a total investment of around 2.89 billion U.S. dollars.
The motorway was open to traffic in November last year and has greatly improved traffic conditions and helped drive economic development in central Pakistan.
According to the constructor, some 29,000 jobs were created for the locals in the peak time of construction and the operation of the motorway will be all done by the Pakistani side.
The Chinese constructor also built schools, roads, bridges, wells and water channels for the locals to make their lives more convenient.