Timely completion of ongoing construction projects will promote, trade, agriculture, tourism: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Asad Mahmood and Federal Minister for Water Resources Syed Khurshid Shah have said that timely completion of ongoing construction projects across the country including Sindh will not only strengthen the national economy but also build national highways and trade, agriculture and tourism will be promoted.

They expressed these views while talking to National Highway Authority (NHA) officials on their arrival at the National Highway Authority headquarters. Chairman National Highway Authority Capt (r) Muhammad Khurram Agha gave a detailed briefing to the Federal Ministers about the ongoing construction projects in the country and especially in Sindh province.

Taking a keen interest in the projects, they said that if the process of construction and development was continued at lightning speed, the completion of these projects would be expedited as per international standards.

Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Asad Mahmood said that Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is striving to provide solid infrastructure for economic growth. In this regard, construction and expansion of motorways and national highways is of special importance, which will inevitably solve not only the basic problems of the people of the area but also raise their standard of living.

He assured the Federal Minister Syed Khurshid Shah and the people of Sindh that the ongoing construction work would continue. The projects must be completed at lightning speed, he urged the NHA officials, adding that the spirit of honesty, integrity and selflessness would lead the nation to rapid development.

The NHA officials told the Ministers that construction of the Motorway (M-6) is one of the priorities of the National Highway Authority. This motorway will be completed on the basis of Public Private Partnership (PPP). Documentation work has been done to start work on this 306 km long motorway soon.

They further apprised the Minister that length of the proposed Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway will be 306 km. 6 Attitudes, 14 interchanges, Big bridge over Indus River, 6 flyovers, 10 service areas and 12 rest areas will be constructed on this motorway.