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Makran Coastal High Way

Makran Coastal Highway is a 653 km-long coastal highway along Pakistan‘s Arabian Sea coastline. It is a part of Pakistan’s National Highways network. It runs primarily through Balochistan province between Karachi and Gwadar, passing near the port towns of Ormara and Pasni.

The official and technical designation of the Makran Coastal Highway is N10, which is the abbreviation for National Highway 10.

The Makran Coastal Highway was conceived and built by the Government of Pakistan with the following objectives:

  • To develop infrastructure and boost economic activity in the areas along Pakistan’s coastline
  • To improve the transportation and communications infrastructure in Balochistan province
  • To develop the coastal towns of Ormara, Pasni and Gwadar into major port cities
  • To link Ormara, Pasni and Gwadar with the rest of Pakistan’s national highways network
  • To develop the seafood industry along Pakistan’s coastline by reducing the time and costs involved in transporting fresh seafood from seafood catchment areas to major cities in Pakistan as well as export processing zones in Karachi and Gwadar

http://www.tourism.gov.pk/makran_coastal_heighway_balochistan.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makran_Coastal_Highway

 

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