Chairman National Highway Authority (NHA) Mr. Shahid Ashraf Tarar gave a comprehensive briefing to the Prime Minister on the status of ongoing as well as future development projects across the country at PM House here today.
The Prime Minister was apprised by the Chairman that infrastructure development projects worth Rs-1000 billion, including CPEC Projects, is underway and majority of these projects will be completed between end of 2017 and March 2018. The Prime Minister was briefed that utmost transparency has been ensured while executing the development of Motorways projects.
The Prime Minister said that the present government’s vision of governance is based on transparency and efficiency and there will be no compromise on both these components. The Prime Minister said that the network of Motorways being spread across the country will complement the regional connectivity initiative; speed up development process across the country; increase the economic growth of Pakistan and result in the generation of employment opportunities across the country. The years ahead will witness a more progressive and developed Pakistan through our sincere and concerted efforts, Prime Minister concluded.
The Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif gave in principle approval for the construction of Hyderabad- Sukkar Motorway and directed the chairman to start work on the project in March 2017. The PM will perform the inauguration of Sialkot- Lahore Motorway in the last week of August.