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M-8 project ‘a beacon of light’ for impoverished South Balochistan: Lt Gen (R) Asim Saleem Bajwa

– Rejects the impression that the CPEC projects are being slowed down

CDWP approves Rs. 26 Billion for Hoshab to Awaran Section of M8 ...

ISLAMABAD, July 5: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Lt Gen (Retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa said on Sunday work on M-8 project, also known as Gwadar-Ratodero Motorway, will commence on a top priority basis. Taking to the micro blogging site Twitter, he said the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has accorded approval for construction of 146-kilometre-long Hoshab-Awaran section of the motorway. He said this highway in the remote districts of Kech and Awaran is a beacon of light for impoverished Southern Balochistan and will change lives of people of these areas. “This road in remote districts of Kech/Awaran is a beacon of light for impoverished South Balochistan, will change lives,” said Asim Saleem Bajwa who also heads the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) authority. Earlier, on June 17, SAPM Bajwa had rejected the impression that the CPEC projects are being slowed down. Not only pace of work on projects picked up recently, a great deal ground work done to launch phase-2,” he said in a Twitter statement. Bajwa said a number of projects under the CPEC are in the pipeline, including $7.2 billion ML-1, two hydel power projects worth $3.5 billion, special economic zones, and agricultural schemes. -DNA

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