The two sections will be developed on build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis. The NHA is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) to undertake the following sections under PPP projects:
The motorway forms part of trade corridor linking ports of Karachi and Gwadar with China and Central Asian States. The general alignment runs parallel to the National Highway N-5, which carries 65% traffic of Pakistan.
Interested parties must submit their expression of interest on or before 7 July 2014.
In late April we published that the NHA had awarded the Overlay and Modernization of Lahore - Islamabad M-2 motorway PPP project to Frontier Works Organisation (FWO).
The project will be developed on a build, operate and transfer basis for a period of 20 years, three of them for construction. The agreement was signed on 23 April 2014. The request for proposals had been launched in January 2012.