General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Panjgur and Turbat, Balochistan Saturday and inspected a part of under construction road network as part of China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) by FWO.
During a detailed briefing, General Sharif was apprised that as many as 11 units of FWO have been employed in Balochistan for construction of 870 KM long stretch of roads at five different locations simultaneously, out of which 502 kilometers of roads have already been completed in less than one and half year on the special directive of the COAS.
The COAS appreciated FWO for their untiring efforts in construction of such a vast road network across the length and breadth of Balochistan against all odds at such an amazing pace and paid rich tributes to FWO soldiers for sacrificing their lives and limbs for undertaking this national project.
Emphasizing the importance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the army chief said that Construction of these roads will link Gawadar Port with rest of the country at Chaman and Indus Highway to yield the real envisioned dividend of the Port and Corridor Project to transform the lives of people and bring prosperity to the region.
“We are acutely aware of our rivals' campaign against the corridor project and vowed that the armed forces were ready to pay any price to turn this long cherished dream into reality.
“The CPEC and Gwadar Port will be built and developed as one of the most strategic deep sea ports in the region at all costs.”