Pakistan’s PM inaugurates newly constructed Pakistan-China friendship tunnels

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Attabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today inaugurated newly
constructed 24-kilometer portion of Karakorum Highway built by China,
five years after a massive landslide had destroyed the road.
Built with cost of $ 275 million, the project consists of five tunnels
with total length of seven kilometers, two bridges and 78 culverts.
The tunnels have been named as Pakistan-China Friendship Tunnels. In
2010, a huge landslide had blocked the flow of Hunza River and
developed an artificial lake.
The disaster had also claimed several lives, submerged surrounding
villages and displaced around
The tunnels have been constructed by the National Highway Authority
(NHA) in collaboration with the China Road and Bridge Corporation to
restore part of the road which had submerged under the Attabad Lake.
The project has been completed in a span of three years and two months.

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