RAWALPINDI: The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) has built roads with 502 kilometres length on the western alignment of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to link Gwadar with other parts of the country, a press release of FWO said.
“The FWO took up the challenge to extend the benefits of Gwadar port to rest of the country by building roads in rugged mountainous terrain and highly inaccessible areas.
The gigantic task was undertaken on the directives of the Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif,” the FWO said.
The project has now become a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
The statement said that unprecedented efforts were made for mobilisation of manpower and equipment on project sites and to date 502km of roads have been completed in less than one- and- a-half years.
Six military personnel and 10 civilian employees lost their lives in the line of duty and 29 others were injured in security-related incidents.
Construction of these roads will link Gwadar port with Chaman, Dera Ismail Khan and the Indus Highway.
The average pace of work is approximately 1.5km per day, the FWO said.