Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the Havelian-Mansehra Motorway in a ceremony on Monday.

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“Nations are built with passion, not just intelligence. “

He said that nations are built with passion and not just intelligence.

The 39.3km Havelian-Mansehra section of the 118km-long Havelian-Thakot motorway will reduce the travel time by up to 2.5 hours between Islamabad and Mansehra.

The four-lane controlled access motorway is part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and will serve as the main route for commercial traffic between the two countries.

According to statistics by the National Highway Authority, the average daily traffic is estimated at 10,000 vehicles per day during the current year, and around 21,000 and 28,000 vehicles per day in years 2024 and 2029 respectively.

The premier said the motorway is part of CPEC. “CPEC will benefit the nation,” he said, adding that today, CPEC is not just a road project. It is also providing technical education to our youth, he said.

Speaking about agriculture, the premier said that if we only learn how to utilize water efficiently and learn techniques from China, it would increase production.

He called Pakistan special. “We need to spend on our youth and their education,” he said.

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