CPEC: Proposal for N-50 Yarik-Sagu-Zhob Section Invited
ISLAMABAD, July 21 (Gwadar Pro) - National Highway Authority (NHA), Ministry of Communication, on Wednesday issued a prequalification notice for ‘Dualization and improvement of Existing N-50 from Yarik-Sagu-Zhob (50KM-Package-I)’, an important section of the Western Route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
NHA has invited applications from those contractors who are on the Active Taxpayers List of FBR and are registered with Pakistan Engineering Council in Category C-A with Specialization in CE-01 and CE-02 for 2022 for the prequalification of the project.
This 50 KM section is a part of the “Upgradation of the D.I. Khan (Yarik)–Zhob, N-50 Phase-I (210 Km)” project, which is an important highway under CPEC’s Western Route. The salient features of the projects include geometric improvements in the existing alignment and Improvement/Upgradation of two-lane existing roads to four lanes while 100m R.O.W will be acquired to upgrade it to six lanes in the future.
The Dualization and upgradation of N-50 will create a strong link between Islamabad, Dera Ismail Khan, Zhob towards Karachi, and Gwadar.
PC-I of the project was approved by ECNEC in April 2017 and it was accorded the highest priority in the 9th JCC.
This project falls under the existing road infrastructure of the country and is being enhanced under CPEC through the upgradation of existing roads.