Islamabad: According to press reports, Dr Shahbaz Gill, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) for Political Communication, claimed that building on the 306-kilometer, 6-lane Hyderabad-Sukkur (M-6) highway will begin shortly.

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According to reports, the project’s revised Project Concept-1 (PC) was previously approved by the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) at a cost of PKR 191.471 billion.

The project will be built on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis, according to the SAPM. In this regard, a multibillion-dollar project will be put out to tender in October 2021. The project is expected to begin work next year.

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Previously, applications for expressions of interest were invited on October 10, 2016, and technical bids were opened on February 14, 2017. The initial cost of the project was expected to be PKR 175 billion. The project was, however, postponed. The government plans to re-float the tender with a revised budget of PKR 191 billion.

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