The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and National Highways Authority (NHA) have signed two separate traffic projects with Chinese enterprises. According to a Gwadar Pro report on Friday, the PIA has signed the construction contract of main runway upgrading project of Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore with a joint venture led by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC). The main works of this project include refurbishing the runway and upgrading the drainage ditch and avionics system. According to a manager of the CCECC, advance techniques and professional experts will be deployed for the project so that the upgradation of Allama Iqbal International Airport is successfully completed. The implementation of the project will further expand external connectivity window of nation beside promoting local employment and economic development.Separately, Shaanxi Huashan Construction Group Co, one of the top 250 global contractors of ENR, won the bid by NHA for the addition of two lanes to N-55 National Highway (Ratodero-Shikarpur). The 43.4 km project is the first project issued by NHA in 2020.