PM Shehbaz inaugurates CPEC Link Mansehra-Muzaffarabad Expressway

By Tahir Ali | Gwadar Pro May 30, 2022

MANSEHRA, May 30(Gwadar Pro)- Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday inaugurated Mansehra-Muzaffarabad Expressway, a link of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

During his day-long visit, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif inaugurated different projects for the people of Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), including the long-awaited Mansehra-Muzaffarabad Link Road Project. The connecting project will boost tourism in Kaghan valley and other parts of Hazara division along with Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K).

Last month the executive board of National Highway Authority (NHA) had submitted the Project Concept-1 (PC-1) for the construction of Mansehra-Muzaffarabad road at a cost of Rs. 44.72 billion for consideration to Central Development Working Party/Executive Committee of National Economic Council (CDWP/ECNEC).  The 26.6-km-long road is part of CPEC.

Mansehra-Muzaffarabad Expressway is connected to Hazara Motorway, one of the main arteries of CPEC, via Pano Dheri and Gujjar Galli. NHA will construct the expressway which will connect AJ&K with Hazara division.

Earlier this month, Minister of Planning Development and Special Initiatives Professor Ahsan Iqbal during a meeting asked authorities concerned to take up three projects including Mansehra-Muzaffarabad Expressway on priority basis in the upcoming meeting of Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) on CPEC.

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