GILGIT: Five bridges were opened on Monday on the Gilgit-Skardu road where construction is underway.
Frontier Works Organisation got the contract last year of constructing the 175-Km long Gilgit-Skardu road.
While addressing at the launching ceremony of Alam Bridge, which connects Gilgit-Skardu road with Korakoram highway, Commander FCNA Maj-Gen Ehsan Mehmood said that Gilgit-Baltistan is an important part of Pakistan and its people contributed sacrifices for the defence and development of the country.
He further said CPEC has increased the region’s importance to manifolds and the untapped tourism will flourish and the resources tapped.
He said that socio-economic development is on way in this region and there will be a time when this place will be technologically and socially advanced.
General Mehmood also appreciated the role of FWO for completing mega development projects in this region especially. FWO director general Maj-Gen Inaam Malik Haider told that mega-projects will be finished within record period.