Thakot to Raikot bridge road construction project recommended to ECNEC

During a recent meeting of the Central Development Working Party (CDWP) which was chaired by deputy chairman Planning Commission and attended by Secretary Planning, Additional Secretary Planning, JCE (OPS), JCE (EP), and Members of the Planning Commission.

The project namely, “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Karakorum Highway Phase-I (Thakot to Raikot) worth Rs567,453.369 million (RMB 14775 million) was recommended to ECNEC.

The project is proposed to be financed through Chinese soft loan. The PC-I of the project envisages up-gradation, improvement and realigning of the KKH road from Thakot to Raikot bridge.

Total length of the road is 241.086 km, with the mainline of KKH of 224.911 km and link roads of 16.175 km.

The project includes up-gradation of KKH from Thakot to Dasu with bypass (103km), exclusive relocation of KKH at Dasu dam being done by WAPDA, up-gradation of the excising rad from Sazin to Thor Nullahand R-1 and new construction of KKH after Basha/Thor Nullah. The project will be completed in five years.