ISLAMABAD – The Asian Growth Financial institution has accepted a mortgage of $235 million to improve the Nationwide Freeway 55, the state broadcaster reported Thursday.
With the quantity from the Philippines-based regional financial institution, the challenge will develop the 222-kilometer Shikarpur–Rajanpur part from two lanes right into a four-lane carriageway.
The up-gradation will enhance the capability of a busy freeway part that passes by means of financial facilities in Punjab and Sindh provinces.
In line with the report, the Nationwide Freeway 55, which is regionally known as N55, is a vital freeway for regional connectivity and strengthen the federal government’s operation. The nationwide freeway is a part of the Central Asia Regional Financial Cooperation (CAREC) Hall 5 which hyperlinks the ports of Karachi and Gwadar in southern Pakistan with nationwide and worldwide financial facilities to the north.
In the meantime, the challenge addresses key street security, local weather resilience, and gender-specific wants to make sure customers can journey safely, easily, and comfortably.
The challenge additionally aimed to facilitate the regional motion of products and folks, and help the nation’s financial restoration from the continued Covid pandemic.
It will likely be the second tranche of a financing facility designed to supply technical and monetary help to improve N55 and improve the capability of the NHA.
Earlier, the primary tranche of $180 million was accepted again in 2017 and financed the advance of three sections totaling 143 kilometers within the Sindh and KPK area.