Sialkot: Construction for the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway, a project touted to be a catalyst for socio-economic development in the region, will begin next month.
Federal Minister for Defence, Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif announced this in an open court at the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz house on September 13. According to him, the “golden export triangle” – Sialkot, Gujrat, and Gujranwala – will especially benefit from this motorway.
The minister also said that two firms have been shortlisted by the National Highway Authority to undertake the project – the Frontier Works Organisation and a foreign firm.
Reportedly, the PKR 45 billion project is due to be completed within two years. In the second phase, the motorway will be expanded from Sambrial to Kharian.