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

    September 14th, 2015 | by Voice of South Asia
    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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