China State Construction Engineering Corporation- CSCEC, a state-owned giant has completed 392 km. Sukkur-Multan motorway in Pakistan. The entire road stretch has been built in a record time of 3 years. The distance between Sukkur and Multan due to this project has shrunk by almost half. This motorway is a part of the longer Peshawar-Karachi motorway project which comes under the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative.
As confirmed by a project co-coordinator based at the site, the Chinese used drones to monitor the construction of the Sukkur-Multan motorway so that they could monitor the construction and also helped the Pakistani site workers with the adequate amount of training. Due to this, workers could make use of techniques they hadn’t heard of before. As per the confirmations made by a Chinese News Agency, around 28900 people worked on the road out of which 90% were Pakistani nationals.
This highway will help link Multan as well as the adjoining areas to the commercial center of Karachi, hence facilitating local business opportunities and also exports. The project is now awaiting a formal inauguration from the Pakistani authorities after which it will open the north-south traffic artery into central Pakistan.