Multi billion Dollar road projects in Pakistan.

M-9 first secton inaugurated by PM Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan is embarking on the biggest road building program in its history, with prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s office saying projects worth 1200 billion Pakistan rupees ($11.5 billion ) are underway. After the completion of these projects, the total length of new motorways will reach 2000 km, told by the government in a statement. Pakistan’s national network of highways now stretches to about 12000 kms, according to the National Highway Authority.

Many of the new projects are slated to link up with roads connecting to wider $57 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor a joint venture of roads, railways and ports linking Pakistan to Chinese cities.