FWO obtains expansion contract for the PWD to Grand Trunk (GT). News sources said that on Monday, July 18, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) gave the contract for expanding the expressway from PWD to Grand Trunk (GT) Road to Frontier Works Organization (FWO). As a result, the projects that will cost PKR 10.9 billion will be done in 18 months.
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According to reports, the CDA asked for expressions of interest (EoI) for expanding the expressway from two lanes to four lanes under section 42(F) Rules of the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA), which says that only government-owned organizations can directly contract with other government-owned entities. Only two government-owned companies bid on the project. One of them was National Logistic Cell (NLC), which said the project would cost PKR 11.7 billion. The CDA chose the FWO’s offer of PKR 10.9 billion because it was the lowest.
Under Project Concept-1 (PC-1), FWO would build a four-lane expressway that is 7 kilometres long and connects PWD to GT Road. This road will be used by traffic coming from Lahore, Azad Kashmir, and other northern areas to Islamabad.
It’s also important to note that the FWO is already working on a number of road infrastructure and development projects in the capital, such as the Blue and Green Lines bus stations. Yet, under the same section 42(F) of the PPRA rules, the CDA gave the contracts to FWO.
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