ISLAMABAD/QUETTA: National Highway Authority (NHA) is constructing highways and motorways network in less developed areas of the country with special focus on Balochistan.
In Balochistan, work on 17 road infrastructure projects is continuing in backward areas of the province to bring them at par with the developed areas.
An official of NHA told APP in Islamabad on Sunday, two billion rupees have been earmarked for dualization of 408 km Khuzdar-Chaman section of N-25 including rehabilitation of existing Khuzdar-Kalat section under Public Sector Development Programme.
He said for dualization of 210 KM Yarik-Mughalkot-Zhob section of N-50 CPEC western alignment including Zhob bypass and land acquisition, five billion rupees have been set aside.
For National Highway Development Sector Improvement Programme a total of 1.25 billion rupees have been allocated and Qila Saifullah-Loralai-Wagum Rud section of N-70 is being rehabilitated under this programme.
The official said that one billion rupees have also been earmarked for widening and improvement of 459 KM Hoshab-Nag-Basima-Surab section of N-85.