Public-private partnership: Board awards contracts for Malir Expressway, other projects.


KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah awarded on Tuesday the contract for the construction of Malir Expressway- a project worth Rs39 billion- to a consortium of four companies.

The decision regarding the awarding of the contract was made during the 30th meeting of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Policy Board.

Malir Expressway is envisioned as a 38.7 kilometres (km) long thoroughfare, running along Malir River, from Korangi Creek Avenue to Karachi Hyderabad Motorway, near Kathore.

At the meeting, the PPP Board issued directives for clearing of Right of Way for Malir Expressway and directed the provincial law officer to follow up on the Malir riverbed material lifting petition in the court on priority basis.

Roads construction

Besides, the board approved the construction of an alternate link road in Korangi, another expressway from Mauripur to Y-Junction and an interchange at the junction of ICI Bridge and Jinnah Bridge, via PPP model.

The PPP policy board directed the PPP unit to prepare the feasibility report of these projects and float...

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