Gilgit-Baltistan: Digging of 6 km tunnel, 6 high raise bridges and 70 small bridges to be prepared in 6 years at a cost of $ 275 Million

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): National Highway Authority (NHA) and China Roads and Bridges Corporation on Saturday signed $ 275 million agreement for repairing Karakorum Highway (KKH) damaged with Attabad accidental lake in Gilgit-Baltistan.Chairman NHA, Altaf Ahmad Chaudhry and Chairman Roads and Bridges Corporation of China, Wen Gong signed the agreement on behalf of their respective sides.Briefing the media on the bilateral agreement, the chairman NHA said that the accidental lake of Hunza Attaabad has badly damaged several portions of KKH that need urgent repair.The Chinese engineers have advised to bring down the surface of the lake by at least 30 feet down to carry out repair work of the damaged portion.
He said that 15 km of the KKH will be recovered by bringing down the surface of the lake while the rest of the damaged portions will be reconstructed under an agreement between the two countries.
The reconstruction including digging of six km tunnel, six high raise bridges and 70 small bridges will take six years under the project and will cost $ 275 million, he added.

3 thoughts on “Gilgit-Baltistan: Digging of 6 km tunnel, 6 high raise bridges and 70 small bridges to be prepared in 6 years at a cost of $ 275 Million

    Amida said:
    July 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Pakistan is selling out the region in a wanton desire to cement support from China. And China with its mindless force is sucking the beautiful himalayan region dry by siphoning out valuable minerals. And in the whole process the locals have no voice, they are deliberately prevented from benefiting from this complete sell-off of their local resources.
    How long will Pakistan keep dreaming? China administration is a vicious monster who will be your friend as long as he can continue to suck out the resources. And before long they will throw you in the dust bin when they are done. Pakistan clearly does not sympathize with the Kashmiris, though they keep saying this time and again. Otherwise they couldn’t have sold them out in the open to perish under the jaws of the ruthless Chinese ambition.

    Gilgiti responded:
    July 13, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I don’t agree with your comments Amida. People value the contribution of China in building infrastructure projects in GB. And people of the region consider China as a true friend.

    Jamil Minhas said:
    December 22, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Its now swallow able comments. Kindly be rational and find the truth rather mongering around in false comments.

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