ECNEC approves projects worth Rs 891 billion

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of National Economic Council has approved several major projects in energy, communication and higher education sectors costing over Rs 891 billion.

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The committee, which met with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair in Islamabad, approved the revised PC-I of Neelum Jhelum hydropower project at a cost over four hundred  four billion rupees.

It approved the revised PC-I of Sukkhur-Multan Section of Karachi-Lahore Motorway. The road will pass through Sukkhur, Ghotki, Rahimyar Khan, Bahawalpur and Multan districts.

ECNEC also approved the revised PC-I for KKH Phase-II from Havelian to Thakot project at a cost of about 136.66 billion rupees.

The meeting also approved the National Highway N-70, Rakhi Gajj-Bewata, East-West road project at a revised cost about twenty-three billion rupees. The road is an important link between Baluchistan and southern region of Punjab.

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