ISLAMABAD: Federal caretaker Minister for Communications, Barrister Professor Habib-ur-Rehman has directed the National Highway Authority (NHA) to strive hard to accomplish timely and quality execution of ongoing communications projects as they directly relate the economic stability of the country. The minister presided over a high level meeting of NHA Council here on Thursday, in which matters relating to developmental plans of National Highway Authority, its performance and administrative and financial affairs were taken into account.
The Council encouraged undertaking of the up gradation of Karachi-Hyderabad Super Highway as ‘Motorway (M-9)’ project through innovative financial modes. The Council expressed satisfaction of expanding scope of NHA and a need for capacity building of the institution to meet challenges of its enhanced portfolio. The Council in this regard also accorded approval to Phase-I of the capacity building measures of NHA.
The Council endorsed that the futuristic financial plan of NHA should be pragmatic and based on the principle of self-sustainability. The Council suggested that economically and commercially viable projects may be dealt by the authority through its own resource generation mechanism in addition to accomplishing Government mandated projects.-SANA