The Japan Bank for International Cooperation financed the project. The JBIC is also providing financial assistance for the Indus Highway project as the work on the 800km highway between Peshawar and Karachi had been completed.
After its completion, the highway will reduce distance between Peshawar and Karachi by 400 kilometres.
Project Manager of the Kohat Tunnel access roads project, Y. Kobayashi, termed the tunnel a “symbol of Pakistan-Japan friendship”.
“I am fully satisfied with the quality of work,” Mr Kobayashi said and added that Taisi was one of the largest construction companies in Japan which had constructed many subways in and outside the country.
Talking to Dawn in Peshawar, he said international standard gadgets had been installed at the Kohat tunnel to make journey safe and facilities like fire-fighting, lighting, safety, exhaust fans and power generators had been provided.