Islamabad: The National Highways Authority (NHA) Executive Board has provided its approval to the construction of Hyderabad-Sukkur Motorway (M-6) on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, a news source reported on February 10.
The board also sanctioned the construction of Sialkot-Kharian Motorway and the dualization and rehabilitation of Balkasar-Mianwali Road. According to the details revealed, the authority intends to revise the PC-I for these projects and seek approval of the Public Private Partnership Authority (PPPA).
To fund the construction of the road project, a critical component of the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative, the NHA intends to seek government finances in the form of Viability Gap Funding (VGF).
The 306-kilometre-long stretch will comprise six lanes. The access-control road network will begin from Hyderabad (end of Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway M-9) and terminate at Naro Canal (start of Sukkur-Multan Motorway M-5). It will pass through Jamshoro, Tando Adam, Hala, Shahdadpur, Nawabshah, Moro, Dadu, Naushehro Feroze, Mehrabpur, Rasoolpur, Larkana, Khairpur, and Sukkur.