Islamabad, December 31, 2020 (PPI-OT):Pakistan and China have signed a grant agreement of one hundred million dollars to repair National Highway-5. The signing ceremony in this regard was held at Economic Affairs Division in Islamabad on Thursday. Minister for Economic Affairs Makhdoom Khusro Bukhtiar and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong were also present on the occasion. Under the project, 66 kilometers in four parts will be repaired including Hala and Moro.
Speaking on the occasion, Makhdoom Khusro Bukhtiar said this project will increase connectivity between North and South. He thanked China for supporting Pakistan for completion of NH-5 project, fighting against COVID-19 and curbing the locust. The Chinese Ambassador in his remarks said that cooperation in socio-economic development with Pakistan will continue.
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