Construction work of Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway to start before June next year


ISLAMABAD, Nov 28 (APP): Construction work of 296 km
Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway is likely to start before June next year
subject to receiving a workable proposal.

An official of National Highway Authority (NHA) told APP Monday
that Expression of Interest (EOI) were invited from interested
parties to qualify potential bidders for inviting bids for the project in October and last date of submission of EOI was November 15.

It is worth mentioning here that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gave in
principle approval for the construction of Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway
in August and issued directives to the Chairman NHA to start work on
the project in March 2017.

The government is undertaking construction of Hyderabad-Sukkur
Motorway, on Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis and its estimated
cost is over Rs 160 billion.

The motorway project starting from Sukkur will touch
Khairpur,Nowshehro Feroze,Nawab Shah, Mitiari,Hala and Jamshoro and
terminate at Hyderabad.

The motorway forms part of Peshawar-Karachi Motorway (PKM)
which will be key part of trade corridor linking ports of Karachi
and Gwadar with China, Afghanistan and Central Asian States.
All the segments of PKM have either been completed or awarded
for construction except the Hyderabad-Sukkur motorway link of PKM