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Construction begins of $2.9bn Pakistan link to China

Staff writer |
Construction has begun of a new 392km expressway crossing Pakistan as part of a link to China.

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The $2.9bn (£2bn) road from Peshawar to Karachi is the biggest transportation infrastructure project planned for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

The route runs from the south, starting in Karachi - which is Pakistan’s largest city - and passes Lahore - the second largest city - before reaching Peshawar in the north-west of the country.

The section between Sukkur and Multan will be undertaken by China State Construction.

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