ISLAMABAD: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Khan Suri has said dualization of 298 kilometers long Kuchlak-Zhob road would connect far-flung areas of Balochistan with other parts of the country, help set up new industrial zones and boost the process of development.
Taking to social media website twitter on Tuesday, Qasim Suri said the National Highway Authority has called bids for the road project which would be one of the projects in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.
He said the road would not only connect areas in Balochistan but would also connect Dera Ismail Khan and tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Deputy Speaker NA said that Rs63 billion has been allocated for the road project which would be part of the western route of CPEC and would decrease distance between Quetta and Dera Ismail Khan by eight hours.
With input from INP