ISLAMABAD: Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday chaired Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi approved nine major economic projects in different fields.
This includes the expansion of scope and coverage of Prime Minister’s National Health Program at a total cost of Rs. 8,072.479 million, and the construction of new 132 KV grid station and transmission lines project by SEPCO at a total cost of Rs. 12,699.4 million.
Another project was the distribution of power project aimed at expanding distribution network of SEPCO to meet growing demands in Sukkur, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Larkana, Ghotki, Qamber, Kandhkot, Dadu, Naushero Feroze, Khairpur, Benazirabad, and Jamshoro districts in Sindh at a total cost of Rs. 3825.16 million.
ECNEC approved energy loss reduction project to reduce technical losses resulting from the distribution conductors and equipment in various districts of Sindh costing Rs. 10,514.51 million.
The project includes construction and re-conducting of 11 KV lines, installation of 37 capacitors, replacement of overloaded transformers, construction of new transformer’s sub-stations, energy meters and replacement of earthlings.
Other projects include the construction of Chitral-Garam Chashma-Doraha Pass Road at a cost of Rs. 8314.355, improvement of old Bannu road measuring 83 kilometers at a cost of Rs. 17,230.00 million, and the Pindi Gheb-Kohat road at a cost of Rs. 18,700.00 million.
The committee also approved changes in financing modalities of construction of Lahore-Sialkot motorway at a cost of Rs. 45,382.00 million.