Breaking: FWO to construct 46bn rupees Gilgit-Skardu Road

By Abdul Rehman Bukhari

Gilgit: The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) has been selected through a bidding process for construction of the Gilgit-Skardu Road. The project will be completed at a cost of 46bn rupees.  

Speaker GBLA Fida Muhammad Nashad confirmed the report while talking to Pamir Times this evening.

The people of the four districts – Skardu, Ghanche, Shigar and Kharmang- in Baltistan Division had been demanding repair, upgrading and widening of the Jaglote-Skardu road, which is in a dilapidated condition due to natural disasters and wear and tear.

The road is an economic lifeline for the people of Baltistan, apart from being very important for defense and tourism.

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