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ECNEC approves Kurram Tangi, Gomal Zam projects

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved Kurram Tangi Multipurpose Dam Stage-1 (Kaitu Weir Irrigation and Power) Project and Revised PC-I of Gomal Zam Multipurpose Project on Thursday, ARY News reported.

The meeting of ECNEC headed by Federal Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar, during the meeting ECNEC approved several projects.

Among the approved projects, Gomal Zam Command Area Development and On-Farm Water Management for High Value and High Efficiency Agriculture Project, located in D.I. Khan and Tank Districts will cost Rs.3.73 billion.

Kurram Tangi Multipurpose Dam project, located in North Waziristan Agency, FATA will cost Rs 12.662 billion. The main objective of the project is to provide 76.15 cubic-ft/sec assured irrigation water supply to bring 16,380 acres of land under cultivation in FATA and generate 18.9 MW electricity.

ECNEC also approved the Revised PC-I of Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project Phase-I (WSIP-I) in the command area of Ghotki feeder, Nara, Fuleli and Akram Wah canals.

The cost of the project is Rs 30.353 billion, International Development Association (IDA) will provide loan of Rs 28.840 billion for the project, which the Sindh Government will return from their own resources.

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