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Transport PPPs in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the transport PPPs have been mostly limited to the ports sector, with Karachi and Pakistan International Container Terminals (both at Karachi port) and International Container Terminal at Qasim Port, being owned and managed by private sector partners. Gwadar Port has also entered an agreement with the Port of Singapore Authority for managing operations. Karachi Port has finalized an agreement with the Hutchison Port Holdings for the construction and operation of the Karachi Deep Water Port.

However, besides ports sector, at least one PPP project has also been witnessed in highways sectors recently, where the City District Government of Karachi (CDGK) awarded a Build, Operate, and Transfer (BOT) project for construction and maintenance of a 27 Km elevated expressway linking Karachi port to the road network. The project, with an estimated cost of US$350 million will be financed over a 20-year period with toll charges. The contract was awarded to a construction group from Malaysia but has not progressed so far for a variety of regulatory reasons.

More details on transportation PPPs in pakistan can be accessed here.

(Source: Asian Development Bank)

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International Development Professional | Policy Op-ed Writer | Hon. Fellow at Consortium for Development Policy Research | Avid Traveller

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