ISLAMABAD : National Highway Authority (NHA) has brought private sector on board for completing highway projects and with the passage of time public-private-partnership (PPP) projects have become an essential part of its strategy. “An ambitious road development programme has been announced by the government but the budget allocations will be sufficient to meet almost 50pc of the target,” said an official of the NHA, adding the rest of funding would be arranged through partnership with private sector. The NHA, he said, has established a private sector cell for providing one-window facility for the projects involving private sector.
He said that NHA has taken steps to for development of a PPP policy, legal framework and standard operating procedures for handling partnership projects at all stages.
Apart from these, the NHA has standardized its documents, i.e. pre-qualification criterion, request for proposals including evaluation criteria and concession agreement.