During the virtual meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) the meeting has approved road construction projects in the country.
The Hoshab-Awaran-Khuzdar Section of M-8 Project, Section 2 Awaran-Naal, length 168km has been approved at the cost of Rs32,244.82 million. The project would be executed by the National Highways Authority (NHA). The scope of work includes construction of bridges, box culverts, retaining walls/toe walls, shoulders, along with drainage and allied works. The project will be completed in 42 months.
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Roads Rehabilitation Project was also approved by the Ecnec at the Revised PC-I cost of Rs28, 155.972 million. The location of the project is Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, South, Central, and Eastern Regions. The revised PC-I of the project envisages rehabilitation of 274 km of existing provincial highway network of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa as compared to original scope of 214 km. It is expected that the project will complete by 2023.
The ECNEC has also approved the Feasibility and Dualisation of Mardan-Swabi Road, at the Revised PC-I cost of Rs13,024.42 million. Communication and Works Department has been entrusted to the Pakhtunkhwa Highways Authority, Government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa will be the executing agency of the project. The tentative completion of the project is 2022-2023.
Moreover the Construction of Hyderabad-Sukkur (306 Km), 06–Lane Divided, fenced motorway on Built Operate Transfer (BOT) Basis, revised project has also approved by the Ecnec at the revised PC-1 cost of Rs191,471.074 million.