IV - IBRD Highway Project National Highway (364 km)

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Start Date:
June 1989
Completion Date:
August 1992

Project Description


  • Karachi-Nooriabad Section (68 km)

  • Nooriabad-Hyderabad Section (67 km)

  • Hyderabad-Hala Section (46 km)

  • Hala-Moro Section (114 km)

  • Moro-Kotri Kabir Section (69 km)

The Karachi-Peshawar National Highway N-5 is the main transport highway link between the Karachi Port and up-country, connecting three provincial and industrial areas of Pakistan. Although the length of the N 5 is less than 10% of the total length of the country's intercity road network, 80% of the Nation's economic activity is concentrated in the N-5 corridor and 56% of the total road traffic in Pakistan uses the highway.

Upgrading of the section between Karachi and Hyderabad began as early as 1966. Construction works in this section were completed in 1970. The section was upgraded to New Four-Lane Double Carriage Highway.

The scope of the project covers the supervision of the construction of the second carriageway, including 290 km long roadway, 20 bridges with a total span of 1986 meters, 208 box culverts with approximately 500 meter opening and a total length of 6000 meters of pipe culverts. Construction works are divided into 5 separate construction contracts. The supervision was carried out jointly by Engineering Consultants International (Pvt) Ltd, (ECIL) and Fredric R. Harris in Karachi - Moro sections. ECIL supervised the construction of Moro - Kotri Kabir Section, exclusively



  • Resident supervision for the construction of 69 km additional carriageway between Moro Kotri Kabir exclusively by ECIL

  • Supervision of earth work for embankment

  • Supervision of pavement construction

  • Supervision services for bridges and culverts

  • Checking & verification of measurements

  • Quality control and testing of material

  • Monthly Progress Reports and Identification of problem areas and advising the client accordingly

  • Scrutiny of Constructors claim and advising the Client

  • Top supervising during maintenance period

  • Issuing a final inspection report

  • Overall contract management


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