NHA Public Private Partnership Projects

NHA Public Private Partnership Projects

ISLAMABAD, Aug 28 (APP): National Highway Authority

(NHA) has been focusing on Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) projects

to involve private sector in highway building projects.


An official of NHA told APP Sunday that the present

government wants to upgrade road infrastructure in the next

five to seven years.


This goal can only be achieved with the support of private

sector,whereas budget allocations alone can meet about 50 pc of

the set targeted demands, he said.


The rest has to come from the Public-Private-Partnership

(PPP) projects, he added.


He said that public private partnership is becoming an

essential component of NHA development strategy.


He said that recent achievements of the NHA PPP

projects include renovation of 357 km Lahore-Islamabad Motorway

(M-2),Habibabad flyover near Pattoki on Peshawar-Karachi Highway

(N-5) and under construction Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M-9).


The NHA official said that PPP projects at procurement stage

include improvement and widening of N-5 from M-2/N-5 junction to

Taxila underpass.


He said that 20 km section widening would also include

6-lane flyover at Tarnol railway crossing.


He said that 53 km Pindi Bhattian-Faisalabad Motorway (M-3)

would be converted into six-lane motorway on BOT basis in near



He said 95 km Sialkot-Lahore Motorway will also be a landmark

project built with collaboration of private sector.


He said that other NHA's PPP projects include 296 km

Hyderabad-Sukkur section of Karachi-Lahore Motorway (KLM),35 km

Tarnol-Fateh Jang section of Islamabad-Kohat Highway (N-80) to be

converted into four-lane divided highway.


He said that the projects of conversion of Nowshera-Peshawar

section of N-5 into 6-lane divided expressway and two service areas

on Kabul river on Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway (M-1) will also be

executed under BOT.