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Sindh government awarded construction of 49-km Karachi-Thatta Dual Carriageway project to Frontier Works Organization (FWO) in Jun 2016. FWO designed and constructed the dual carriageway within the period of two years and will operate and maintain the dual carriageway through the life of concession period of 25 years. In future the road project may be extended to Mithi, taking it further down to Islamkot and Thar. The project has converted the two-lane Karachi to Thatta highway (N5) into a four-lane dual carriageway. It bridges the gap between rural and urban areas and enhance the road quality of the existing N5 highway. It aims to create opportunities for socio-economic and tourism development in the region.