NHA gives a contract to build the M-8 Motorway for CPEC. On Monday, the National Highway Authority (NHA) gave a contract worth Rs 8 billion to build a missing 168-kilometer link in the M-8 Motorway.
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A Gwadar Pro said on Tuesday that the M-8 Motorway is open between Ratodero and Khuzdar for 250 kilometres and between Gwadar and Hoshab for 193 kilometres. In the same way, work is also being done on the 146-kilometre-long Hoshab-Awaran section, which will cost Rs9.12 billion.
A joint venture of Habib Construction Services and Matracon Pakistan has been given the Rs 8.08 billion contracts to build the last missing link between Awaran and Naal (near Khuzdar).
NHA said that once this section is finished, the shortest route will connect Islamabad, Peshawar, and Lahore to the Gwadar Port. It will also be the first time that the Gwadar Port and the northern parts of the country will have a link that controls who can get in and out.
The M-8 Motorway starts in Sindh at Ratodero and ends at Gwadar Port in Balochistan. It goes through Khuzdar, Awaran, Hoshab, and Turbat.
The east-west motorway will connect Gwadar to Sukkur in Sindh. From Peshawar and Islamabad to Sukkur, Pakistan has already built a network of roads controlling who can drive on them.
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