NHA launching six projects on BOT/ PPP mode across Pakistan

Engineering Post Report                                                              

National Highway Authority (NHA)   is in the process of launching  six new projects on  Built -Operate-Transfer (BOT) and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode across Pakistan at a total estimate cost of Rs 611292.550 million involving no foreign aid.

For these projects an allocation of Rs 41666.667 million has been made  under the Public Sector  Development Programme (PSDP) of the Federal Government for financial year  2021-22.    

New development  projects so being launched include Construction of Additional Carriageway  and Rehabilitation  og  Existing Carriageway  from Balkasar (M-2) to Mianwali  (118 km) Rs 55900 million; Construction of Kharian-Rawalpindi Motorway (118 km) Rs 71000 million; Dualization and  Rehabilitation  of Karachi-Quetta-Chaman Road (N-25) (460 km) Rs  149500 million; Dualization and Rehabilitation of Mianwali-Muzaffargarh (N-135) (286  km) Rs 130500 million ; Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway   (M-6)  Rs 191000 million,and; Sialkot (Sambrial) –Kharian Motorway (69 km) Rs 43392.550 million.

According to the official sources, four  out of six projects are to be constructed on Built-Operate -Transfer (BOT) mode. These are  Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway,  Sialkot (Sambrial-Kharian Motorway, Dualization and Rehabilitation of Karachi-Quetta-Chaman Road  and Dualization and Rehabilitation of Mianwali-Muzaffargarh.

Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway project was approved on May 26, 2021 and Sialkot (Sambrial)-Kharian Motorway project on April 11,2021 by the Executive Committee of the National  Eco0nomic Council (ECNEC), the sources  added.

Apart from these six BOT/PPP mode projects, NHA  was also launching 15 new development projects all over the country during current financial year, details of which will be given  next month, please.