The Frontier Works Organization (FWO) announced Tuesday it will complete two mega projects – Karachi-Hyderabad M-9 Motorway and Karachi-Thatta Dual Carriageway on 14th August, 2017, ahead of schedule as compared to its original completion in December.
This was disclosed by FWO’s new Chief Operating Officer Brigadier Muhammed Waseem Babar, during briefing to media persons in Karachi.
The Rs32 billion M-9 is a 136-km long 6-lane motorway being built on BOT basis connecting Hyderabad and Karachi in Sindh province of Pakistan.
Brigadier Muhammed Waseem Babar said FWO is committed to the timely completion of both mega projects as per directions of the outfit’s Director General Lieutenant General Muhammed Afzal and in the interest of the Sindh Government.
According to FWO projects chief, the organization would install CCTV cameras along the 136 KM M-9 motorway and a monitoring system to better monitor the activities of vehicular traffic. An established state-of-the-art Trauma Center and Schools for the communities will also be established under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), he said.
Massive tree plantation has been started on both sides of the Karachi-Hyderabad M-9 project, it has emerged. Over 160 million different kinds of trees and plants are to be completed for better environment and greenery by 14 August, 2017, it has been learnt.
Talking to the media, officials of FWO disclosed that the organization is a pioneer in reducing burden on the public sector for development of large-size infrastructural projects.
FWO suggested the federal government to establish oil pipeline infrastructure owing to different oil tankers’ incidents recently and heavy vehicle pressure on highways which threaten human lives.
There is a need to connect such a pipeline to all provinces and reduce heavy load of oil tankers and trucks throughout the country for businesses development, the officials said.