NHA to start 5 new motorways, expressways projects of $3380 million

Islamabad – National Highway Authority (NHA) will start five new motorways and expressways projects of $1830 million with the collaboration of private sector. The projects including 70 KM Sialkot-Khaitan motorway, 115 KM Khraian-Rawalpindi motorway, 294 Km Pindi Bhattian-Multan motorway, 43 KM Nowshera-Peshawar expressway and 50 KM Karachi northern bypass consisting of six tracks. 

882 KM highway projects of $ 3380 million are speedy going on under NHA. 

NHA Chairman Jawad Rafique Malik during his speech to an investment conference here said that NHA started four mega projects for last five years with the collaboration of private partners, which cost $ 3380 million and their length is 882 KM. Five mega projects would be started in near future as well. 

National Highway Authority (NHA) in its head office has started public-private partnership active cell for the encouragement of private sector, under which the investors are provided legal assistance and guidance for acquiring in the same office; due to which NHA started four mega projects during last five years, including modernization of 357 KM Lahore-Islamabad motorway, 136 KM Karachi-Hyderabad motorway, 89 KM Lahore-Sialkot motorway and 300 KM Hyderabad-Sukkur motorway projects. The cost of the projects is $ 3380 million. 

He said that more five mega projects would be constructed in near future under the collaboration of public-private sector, including 70 KM Sialkot-Kharian motorway, 115 KM Kharian-Rawalpindi motorway, 294 KM Pindi Bhattian-Multan motorway, 43 KM Nowshera-Peshawar Expressway and 50 KM Karachi Northern bypass consisting of six tracks. The total estimated cost of the projects is $ 1830 million. 

He said that road network under NHA across the country is 13128 KM and 80 business trafficking is on the NHA network.

By:"Naveed Jamal"

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