The Sindh Public-Private Partnership Policy Board has approved the construction of a link road between Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M9) and Karachi-Torkham National Highway (N5).
This decision was taken at a PPP board meeting presided over
by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday. It was attended by board
members, provincial ministers, Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, P&D Chairman
Mohammad Waseem, NED University VC Dr Sarosh Lodhi, KWSB MD Asadullah Khan and
The 21.8km M9-N5 link road needed to be reconstructed under
the PPP mode, the meeting was informed. The last PPP policy board meeting
approved investor solicitation for the project. The board approved the award of
the contract and signing of a concession agreement.
The meeting was also told that the Karachi-Thatta road
developed some craters and there were some other problems too. CM Shah
constituted a committee comprising P&D Chairman Mohammad Waseem, NED
University VC Dr Sarosh Lodhi and the provincial works secretary to visit the
road and submit their findings and recommendations for a private partner.
Dhabeji Economic Zone
The chief minister approved required funding to lay roads
and water lines for the Dhabeji Economic Zone project.
It’s an important economic zone to boost the economy and
create jobs in Sindh, he added.