ISLAMABAD - Secretary Ministry of Communication Dr Anwar Khan on Friday said that the available resources are not enough to finance all the road projects.

“Ministry of Communication is following an open-ended policy for convenience of the investors and will provide all incentives to them,” he said this while briefing Datuk Seri Vellu, special envoy of Malaysian Prime Minister on India and South Asia (Infrastructure).

The Special Envoy to Malaysian PM is on visit to Pakistan to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan. Malaysian High Commissioner to Pakistan Dato Ahmad Anwar Adnan also attended the briefing.

Secretary Communications told that NHA has set up an ambitious road development portfolio but the fiscal space available is not enough to finance all those projects. A number of projects are available of foreign investment, he added.

He told that NHA is planning to convert the N-5 (G.T Road) highway into an expressway.

He further offered rehabilitation and modernisation of toll collection system of M-2, conversion of M-3 into 6 lane motorway, construction of 100 Km 4-Lane Khanewal-Lodhran expressway, construction of 385 Km 4-Lane Lodhran-Sukkur Expressway and rehabilitation and improvement of 350 Km Sukhar-Hyderabad Highway to the visiting delegation on Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis.

Secretary Communication told Datuk Seri Samy Vellu that NHA has already taken up a number of projects on PPP/BOT basis successfully.

Datuk Seri Samy Vellu said that a number of Malaysian companies are already investing in the telecom housing and construction sector.