The government has allocated over Rs 70 billion for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s (CPEC) road-related projects in the Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) 2017-2018.

The National Highway Authority had proposed to target mega-infrastructure projects that are to be completed in 2018 when the next general elections will be held. A total of 12 motorways and highways out of the ongoing 13 projects are set to be completed by 2018.

The NHA had proposed:

  • Rs 700 billion for 76 projects
  • including Rs 500 billion for CPEC related projects.
  • The government has decided to allocate Rs 323.7 billion that includes Rs. 90.15 billion of foreign aid for 2017-18 under the banner of the PSDP.

However, the list of Projects approved by the Government under CPEC are as follows:

  1. Hakla on M1 to Yarik D.I.Khan Motorway – Rs 38 billion
  2. Thakot to Havelian – Rs 25.25 billion
  3. Basima Khuzdar – Rs 1.5 billion
  4. Dualization of Yaril-Mughalkot-Zhob Section – Rs 4.6 billion
  5. Thakot to Havelian project – Rs 800 million

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