M-6 project to be completed in 30 months

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Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Mr. Asad Mahmood presided over the meeting of National Highway Council-Supreme body of National Highway Authority, held at Ministry of Communications here today, in which approval was granted to award the construction of Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway (M-6) project.

Federal Minister for Water Resources Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah was also present in the meeting. Federal Secretary Communications/Chairman National Highway Authority Capt (R) Muhammad Khurram Agha, and officials from Finance Division, Planning & Development Division, Highway Construction, Financial Professionals and the senior officers of Ministry of Communications and National Highway Authority participated.

Addressing the meeting, Federal Minister of Communications and Postal Services Mr. Asad Mahmood said, Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway (M-6) is a mega project consisting of 06-Lanes and it will be completed in 30 months according to international standards. He said that the construction of M-6 was a long-standing demand of the people of Sindh province, which has been fulfilled during the present democratic government.

Minister of Communications and Postal Services Mr. Asad Mahmood further said that the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mr. Shahbaz Sharif is endeavoring to provide solid infrastructure for economic development in the country. In this regard, the construction and expansion of national highways and motorways is at top of the priorities of the current government. He said that the involvement of the private sector in the construction of road infrastructure is being encouraged.

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