The Chairman Senate was briefed by the officials of National Highway Authority regarding the ongoing projects in Baluchistan. NHA officials informed that the 103 km long Naukandi-Mashkhel Road would be inaugurated soon by the Chairman Senate himself on August 10. Work on the Ziarat-BalaNosh to Dalbandin highway will begin in October. The Chairman Senate directed that the ongoing highway projects should be completed as soon as possible.
He further said that date orchards and population on Naukandi to Mashkhel road should not be damaged and to save the general population and orchards, the alignment of the road should be re-examined and trees should be planted on both sides of the highway.
The Chairman Senate said that tree planting projects should be initiated along with highway projects in order to reduce the impact of environmental pollution.
He hoped that highways would play a key role in the economic development of the province. He emphasized that the construction of new highways and rehabilitation of old highways was crucial to accelerate economic development. Construction of standardized highways will have a positive impact on the overall economic activities in the country. On this occasion, Chairman Senate said that efforts of NHA, its engineers and experts are commendable.
Chairman Senate further said that Baluchistan is an important province and network of highways will change the destiny of the province. Officials said that the network of National Highways in Baluchistan province covers a length of almost 3835 km and various zones have been created for better monitoring and maintenance. Chairman Senate was also briefed on other important projects including PASS. Member NHA Balochistan Shahidullah and GM Construction Noorul Hassan Mandokhel gave a comprehensive briefing.