Communication Division launching 5 projects on BOT mode Engineering Post Report 

Communication Division of the Federal Government is launching 5 projects on BOT (Build, Operate and Transfer)  mode for improving and connecting transportation and communication facilities between the provinces and with the regions of the country. .

Ground breaking ceremony Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway (M-6) was performed in the second week of December 2022 by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for its completion in 30 months at an estimated cost  of Rs 308193.989 million on Public Private Partnership basis with  Upfront Viability Gap  Fund (VGF).. It was structured by the Public Private Partnership Authority (P3A) of the Federal Government  under the Build-Operate-Transfer mode in collaboration with the National Highway Authority (NHA).

The motorway, which will complete the missing link of the north-south  (Peshawar-Karachi Motorways network, spans  over a length of  306 kilometers comprising six lanes. It has been designed  as a climate-resilient project and the private party will construct it and operate it  for 25 years commencing from the date of the agreement.

It was approved by the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) in May 2021 at an estimated cost of Rs 10300.000 million , no expenditure was incurred on it till June 2022. An allocation of Rs 4000.000 million ,however, has been provided under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2022-23.

Other projects lined up for launching under BOT mode include  Construction of Kharian-Rawalpindi Motorway (115  including  Land, Utilities and Upfront VGF at a total cost of Rs 95810.299 million. It was approved by ECNEC in December 2021 at an estimated cost of  Rs 36112.000 million. An allocation of Rs 3500.000 million has been provided for its under PSDP 2022-23.

Sialkot (Sambrial-Kharian Motorway (69 km) on BOT basis is to be implemented at a total cost of Rs 43392.550 million. It was approved by ECNEC in March 2021 at an estimated cost of Rs 15240.709 million. An expenditure of Rs 8000  was reported to have been incurred on its implementation till  June 2022 and an allocation of Rs 139.410 million has been provided under PSDP 2022-23 for its continued implementation in a phased manner.

Other two projects are Construction of Lyari Elevated Freight Corridor (20 km) (PC-11) and Construction of Shahdara Flyover.