Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting to review the progress on the development of all infrastructure projects inPakistan at PM House today.
Chairman NHA Mr. Shahid Ashraf Tarar gave a detailed briefing to the Prime Minister about the CPEC route and the Western Corridor. The Prime Minister directed for early completion of Western Corridor and to start land acquisition for which the funds have already been allocated in PSDP budget.
The Prime Minister also directed staff of PM office to coordinate with KPK and Balochistan governments for fast tracking land acquisition process.
The Prime Minister said that Western Corridor was his commitment in the All Parties Conference to the Nation and it shall be honoured.
The Prime Minister said that government has made unprecedented investment in infrastructure projects in Balochistan as such, it is for the first time that 100 percent PSDP funds have been released by the Federal Government to Balochistan.
The Prime Minister emphasized upon speedy development of the projects along with strict adherence to all the applicable procurement guidelines.
The Prime Minister said that the speedy implementation of the projects shall not compromise by the transparency standards. He added that the projects must be completed within stipulated time.
The Prime Minister was briefed that the feasibility designs and timeliness of the different packages of the projects like Burhan-DI Khan, DI Khan to Zhob, Zhob to Quetta etc.
The Prime Minister was briefed that financial closure of Lahore to Abdul Hakim Motorway and Zhob to Mushakot Motorway have been done and these projects are ready for the groundbreaking. The Prime Minister decided to do the ground breaking of these projects in November 2015.
The Prime Minister was briefed that work on Khanewal to Multan section of Motorway is complete and the project is ready for innuagration in November.
The Prime Minister showed satisfaction on the progress of the development works and directed NHA to fulfill it’s obligation towards to people of Pakistan with utmost commitment and by ensuring transparency and saving tax payer’s money.
The meeting was also attended by senior officers of PM Office.