Islamabad, April 29, 2013 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Justice (R) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has said that Gwadar-Ratodero is a strategic link which is of national importance.
The Prime Minister expressed these views while presiding over a high-level meeting held today at the Prime Minister’s House to review the progress of work on Gwadar-Ratodero Road.
The government will accelerate the pace of work on the Gwadar-Ratodero Road so that people of Pakistan can reap the benefits of the Gwader port, said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister issued instructions that work on Khuzdar-Ratodero section and Hoshab-Gwadar section should be completed during the next 12 months while work on N-85 Road and N-30 should be prioritized for early completion of these linkages with Gwadar.
The Prime Minister was informed that total road network of the country was spread over 12,131 kms. of which 37.63% of the roads are in Balochistan.
The Prime Minister said that the completion of this road is not only important for linking Gwadar with the rest of the country but shall stimulate development in the area right from Gwadar upto Ratodero.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Communication, Mr. Asadullah Khan Mandokhel, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhary, Chairman National Highway Authority, Mr. Hamid Ali Khan and senior officials of the Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Ministries of Commerce and Finance.
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