Transport infrastructure under CPEC has been enhancing Pakistani cross-border connectivity
by Duan Changying
Recently, the well-known financial think-tank KASB | KTrade has revealed a research report at the event "10 Years of Belt and Road Initiative - CPEC". According to the report, the length of expressways built or being built under CPEC is 1,622 kilometers, accounting for about 40% of the total mileage of expressways in Pakistan. The transport infrastructure under CPEC has been enhancing cross-border connectivity.
Pakistan's transport system is primarily dependent on road transport, which makes up 90 percent of national passenger traffic and around 96 percent of freight movement.
Motorway network in Pakistan links different parts of the country to the three main ports of the country including Karachi Port, Port Bin Qasim, and Gwadar Port.
The operational motorways span over 2,790km out of which CPEC has already contributed 809km, and a further 813km is under construction.