Published on 24 Jul 2015 | about 1 year ago
Balochistan/ Pakistan, July 24 (ANI): The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) has completed 502 kilometers of the 870 kilometers road connecting Pakistan's deep sea Gwadar port with the western alignment of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the Pakistan army said. FWO is an administrative branch of the Pakistan Army that includes active duty officers and civilian scientists and engineers which has been involved with the construction of bridges, roads, tunnels, airfields and dams in Pakistan. The daunting task of constructing the 870 kilometers road is very risky in terms of security and was assigned to FWO by Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif. "The FWO took up the challenge to extend the benefits of Gwadar port to rest of the country by building roads in rugged mountainous terrain and highly inaccessible areas. The gigantic task was undertaken on the directives of the Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif," FWO press release said. Officials say unprecedented efforts were made for mobilisation of manpower and equipment on project sites, and Units were moved to the project site in March 2014.