Lahore-Gujranwala motorway provides connectivity to regional industries: Umer

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Islamabad

President of the Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Umar Ashraf Mughal on Sunday said that the Lahore-Gujralwala Motorway, costing Rs.6 billion, will play a vital role in the development of Gujranwala’s local industry.

The Lahore-Gujranwala motorway will not only connect the local industrial zone to the rest of the industrial cities of the country with highways and other routes, but will also provide transport facilities for the local population, the President GCCI, Umar Ashraf Mughal told APP in an exclusive interview here.

He said that Gujranwala and Sialkot, the two biggest industrial cities of the country, would also be con-nected with the completion of this motorway, which would be mutually beneficial to the industrial units at the local level.

The project is being executed on a public-private partnership (PPP) mode as the Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) also provided funds whereas the governments has also provided support for land acquisition and other financial sup-port.

Umar Ashraf Mughal, said that Gujranwala has huge potential for light and heavy engineering goods at local level which “we can use to increase domestic exports.”—APP

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