M-6 to be completed under CPEC, says CS

Federal and provincial governments are paying close attention to it


Our Correspondent April 20, 2022
Pakistan and China had launched CPEC six years ago with an initial investment portfolio of about $46 billion, which was sub-sequently increased to $60 billion. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI:

The Sindh Chief Secretary, Dr Muhammad Sohail Rajput held and important meeting at the Sindh Secretariat and discussed Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway.

The meeting was attended by Secretary General Administration, Muhammad Hanif Channa and Secretary Implementation and Coordination, Riaz Hussain Soomro. Deputy commissioners including commissioners of Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad and Sukkur attended the meeting through video link.

Speaking during the meeting Dr Muhammad Sohail Rajput said that 306-km Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway would be constructed under CPEC and this six-lane M-6 Motorway would pass through Jamshoro, Hyderabad, Matiari, Shaheed Benazirabad, Nowshero Feroze, Khairpur and Sukkur districts. He added that a bridge would also be built on the M-6 at the Indus River between Jamshoro and Hyderabad.

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The Sindh chief secretary further said that M-6 is a very important project. The federal and provincial governments are paying close attention to it.

During the meeting, officials of irrigation department informed that a study is being carried out for the bridge and the NHA will be notified about it soon.

The Sindh chief secretary directed all the deputy commissioners concerned to complete the acquisition of land for the Motorway by July.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 20th, 2022.

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