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NHA directed to expedite road, highway projects by Federal Minister

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June 13, 2024 (MLN): Federal Minister for Communications, Privatization and Investment Board Abdul Aleem Khan has directed that the National Highway Authority should further improve the quality of all Motorways and ensure speedy completion of under-construction roads and highways.

He has further directed that NHA should immediately prepare a plan of its own Emergency Medical and Helicopter service at all Motorways for accidents.

He expressed these views while presiding over high-level meetings at the National Highway Authority where he directed to pay more attention to the construction and repair of those roads which can be completed from beginning to end so that these could be more useful for the masses.

Federal Minister for Communications also directed the National Highway Authority to arrange special training within the next 6 months for the drivers of heavy vehicles and make sure that they follow all the rules and regulations on Motorways.

Federal Minister Abdul Aleem Khan urged the officers of the Authority to perform their duties honestly, with dedication, and devotedly.

Federal Minister Abdul Aleem Khan said that special attention should be given to the construction of roads connecting to the Northern Regions because the improvement of the road network is the basic requirement for tourism including Kaghan, Naran to Chilas, Gilgit and Skardu.

Federal Minister Abdul Aleem Khan said that tourism can be promoted on a large scale through highways with better infrastructure.

Federal Minister of Communications Abdul Aleem Khan while directing the immediate progress on the various agreements and MOUs of the recent visit of China and said that he himself will monitor its follow-up.

He said that the public interest projects of highways in all four provinces should be completed on a priority basis and NHA should not delay the construction of roads unnecessarily, realizing the difficulties of the citizens.

Federal Minister Abdul Aleem Khan further directed that on Motorways after every 50 km there must be some point to connect Medical Emergency Services with 1122 or local institutions so that the injured ones could be treated as early as possible.

In the high-level meeting of the National Highway Authority, special consideration was given to NHA projects in rural Sindh and a proposal was made to contact the Sindh Government regarding the construction of some highways, there.

Federal Secretary Communications Ali Sher Mehsud and Chairman National Highway Authority Arshad Majeed briefed the meeting while senior officers informed about the progress of ongoing construction projects with the support of national and foreign funding.

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Posted on: 2024-06-13T10:01:31+05:00