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Gojal: Karakoram Highway reconstruction to be completed in 2014


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Gilgit, February 16: The portion of Karakoram Highway destroyed due to the damming of Hunza River will be completed in the year 2014.

Seven tunnels, five bridges and a 17 kilometer stretch of the KKH will be constructed in Gojal Valley as part of the project. This was stated by Mr. Lee, an official of the China Roads and Bridges Corproation. He further said that three of the tunnels will be constructed this year while work on the remaining two will be completed in 2014.

It is pertinent to note that the same company has been working on the KKH repair and expansion project since 2007.

The expansion and repair project from Khunjerav to Thakot had to be completed in 2013, according to initial plans. However, the project was delayed due to floods and the Attabad landslide disaster that struck in January 2010.

Photographs from spillway of the dammed Hunza River.

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  1. if China Govt wish and plans, any thing can happen and is possible, we strongly applaud the role of CRBC in construction of KKH

  2. CRBC is a real sucker. You guys don’t know it. They are much more fraudent than that of the Paki fishes.

  3. The KKH Attabad portion is almost a three years project and probably will end to 2015 conditionally if the water level is down and the old Gulmit-Shishkat Bridge in on surface as per the agreement of CRBC and Ministry of Communication. The release of water from the lake is dead slow and no change in the working strategy of FWO despite getting heavy machinery from China.. If CRBC enforce FWO to work hard and continue work in summer then may be it will be possible but i dont think so as FWO has its own target of 30 Mtrs which is Sep 2015 as per agreement of Planning Commission.In other case in one year the silt will cover half of Shishkat area and the project will be prolonged till 2016 I guess.

  4. I think the international players are on the move. After the acquisition of Gawadar port by China the strategic importance of linking the KKH is mandatory. I believe the project will be completed in the stipulated time as announced by CRBC, even earlier than that not because of the demand of the people of the area but because of the economic interests of Chinese government.

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