The China State Construction Engineering Corp has officially announced the completion of Sukkur-Multan Motorway (M-5).
The 392-kilometer-long motorway, one of the largest transportation infrastructure projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, is part of the country’s Peshawar-Karachi Motorway and is designed for speeds of up to 120 km/hour. The project has been completed with a total investment of about $2.89 billion.
Xiao Hua, general manager of the PKM project while commenting on the project said “The motorway opened to traffic in November last year (2019) and has greatly improved traffic conditions and helped drive economic development in central Pakistan’.
More than 29,000 jobs were created for the locals in the peak time of construction.