Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed has said that Hyderabad Sukkur Motorway will be completed through public-private partnership, Dharti News reported.
Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad, Murad Saeed said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led federal government to start five mega projects in this current fiscal year. “Western route was a dream, which is now turning into reality.”
He said the prime minister is committed to transforming Pakistan into a welfare state in true spirit. Lauding the role of the motorway police, Murad Saeed said the force is doing its best to minimize the traffic accidents at the motorways, national highways.
The Hyderabad Sukkur Motorway is proposed to be a high-speed toll road facility for efficient and safe transportation. It will serve the business and transportation sector.
The minister said the government is doing its best to create ease for the senior citizens while traveling by road.
On July 18, Lt General (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa, chairman of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority, had said the Hyderabad Sukkur Motorway project (M-6) would bring a development revolution in interior Sindh.
In a tweet, Bajwa had said that the 306-kilometer highway was approved in a meeting of the executive committee of the National Economic Council (NEC) which will be constructed on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis. BOT is a model for large-scale infrastructure projects, wherein a private entity receives a concession from the public sector to finance, design, construct, own, and operate a facility.
Previously, The ECNEC meeting, which was chaired by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, discussed and gave go-ahead to the construction of 306km-long Hyderabad Sukkur Motorway at a cost of Rs165.679 billions.
We hope that we will hear about the completion of the Hyderabad Sukkur Motorway with the partnership of the Public and Private sector soon.