Islamabad: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Joint Working Group on Transport Infrastructure, on Monday, adopted three major road projects for development in Pakistan during the 8th meeting of the group, a news source reported on October 27. The projects include construction of motorway from Peshawar to DI Khan (320 kilometres), Swat Expressway from Chakdara to Fatehpur Phase-II (182 kilometres) and the Dir Expressway (30 kilometres).
The Pakistani side was represented by Communications Secretary Zafar Hasan, meanwhile the Chinese side was represented by Vice Minister of Transport Dai Dongchang. The meeting was also briefed on a number of railway projects in the country, including the Mainline (ML)-1 project, Karachi Circular Railway (KCR), Peshawar Circular Railway (PCR) and the Quetta Mass Transit Project.
Additionally, Chitral-Shandoor-Gilgit, Nokundi-Mashkhel-Panjgur and Mirpur-Muzaffarabad-Mansehra projects were also brought under discussion. The communications secretary also informed the meeting that the Government of Pakistan is planning to timely complete the remaining sections of Gwadar-Ratodero Motorway.