Engineering Post Report
National Highway Authority (NHA) is undertaking and completing number of development projects with the cooperation and assistance of number of International Development Partners as its contribution to building Transport and Communications Sector in the country.
The NHA’s International Development Partners include Asian Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, Japan Assistance through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Korean Exim Bank, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and also through modes of Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) and Public Private Partnership (PPP).
Under the banner of Manila, Philippines, based Asian Development Bank, the NHA is also receiving assistance for its development projects implementation and cooperation through Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC).
Some of the development projects already undertaken and completed by NHA with cooperation and assistance of its International Development Partners include Flood Emergency Rehabilitation ProjectPhase-1 (343 kilometers), Construction of M-4 Gojra-Khanewal Motorwy (126 KM), Flood Emergency Rehabiliation Project Phase-11 (335 km), Hassan Abdal-Havelian E35 Expressway (59 km), Qilla Saifullah-WaighumRud N-70 (120 km), Multan-Khanewal Section M-4 Extension (57 km), Sehwan –Ratodero Section N-55 (200 km),Rakhi Gajj-Bewata Section N-70 (34 km), Quetta-Chaman Section of N-25 (120 km).
NHA has over the years also completed four projects through private sector’s investment. These Lahore-Islamabad Motorway (M-2), Hafizabad Flyover on N-5, Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M-9) and Lahore-Sialkot Motorway Project (LSMP). NHA is playing a highly positive role for the development of infrastructure in Pakistan as far as transport and communication is concerned.