Monday, February 6, 2023

Pakistan, China ink agreement of $100m to repair National Highway-5

Pakistan, China ink agreement of $100m to repair National Highway-5

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Pakistan and China have signed a grant agreement of US$ 100 million to repair National Highway-5.

The signing ceremony in this regard was held at Economic Affairs Division in Islamabad today.

Minister for Economic Affairs Makhdoom Khusro Bukhtiar and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong were also present on the occasion.

Under the project, 66 kilometers in four parts of National Highway between Hala, district Matiari and Moro, district Naushahro Feroze will be repaired.

Speaking on the occasion, Makhdoom Khusro Bukhtiar said this project will increase connectivity between North and South. He thanked China for supporting Pakistan for completion of N-5 project, fighting against Covid-19 and curbing the locust.

The Chinese ambassador in his remarks said that cooperation in socio-economic development with Pakistan will continue.