ISLAMABAD Balochitsans development project repeatedly assured by incumbent government for completion are most likely to remain incomplete for some more years from its revised time of completion due to paucity of funds. Though Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has also given assurance to Sindh Government for Balochistans developing projects yet these 19 major projects including M-8 (Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab) may face another year to materialise the promise. Already delayed project due to paucity of funds and law and order situation in the province suffered another jolt in shape of recent flash floods as only on M-8 the road submerged in floods water from Shadad Kot Bypass-Kuchi Pul (beyond Qubo Saeed Khan) had got breached at 18 different location. Most of the National Highway Authority (NHA) projects including roads linking the Gwadar Port with other areas, which are considered crucial for making it a hub for transit trade, are in doldrums, Communication Ministry sources informed TheNation. The progress report made available also suggested that around 10 projects are still underway despite passing of their stipulated dates and in some of the cases the dates have been revised due to certain reasons. It may be mentioned here that the work on the (M-8) Gwadar-Turbat-Hoshab was started on September 15 and its completion year was 2010 but only 70 percent work has been completed so far, which shows prolonged delay of a major project. The Gwadar Port is also facing a number of problems in completion including delayed payment, alleged poor performance etc. Quoting one of the reasons, sources said that NHA has to pay over 5 billion to FWO. It was learnt that because of slow progress of work and law and order situation in the province, even half of the work could not be completed on some of the projects as around 75 percent work is still to be done on Sorab-Basima-Naag-Panjgur-Hoshab (454 Km) road even after three years having passed. The projects which could not be completed even after passing of the stipulated dates are: (N-25) Widening of Kalat-Quetta-Chaman, Kalat-Quetta (60 km), Quetta-Chaman (57 Km), Lakpass Tunnel (180M), Musli Bagh-Qila Saifulla (50km), Ormara-Pasni section, and others. It is worth mentioning here that in some of the cases, the dates have also been revised due to certain reasons. However, it may be mentioned here that though most of the projects have not been completed, some of the projects are substantially complete. As one of the important project, Pleri-Gabd section (36.63 KM), (another link for Iran after Taftan) has been completed and inaugurated by the Prime Minister, official sources said. Other substantially completed projects include Khanozai-Muslim Bagh section (50 km), Liari-Ormara section, Ormara-Pasni section (243 km) and others. A number of attempts were made to contact Minister for Communication but his phone number was not responding.