Development projects worth Rs327bn approved by ECNEC

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC)  on Friday approved 12 uplift projects worth Rs326.703 billion.  

Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Shaukat Tarin at the Cabinet Division chaired the meeting. Adviser to Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity Dr Ishrat Hussain, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Abdul Razak Dawood and Minister for Power, Hammad Azhar were in attendance. 

According to details, three dam projects, two educational projects, six road development projects and one IT park project were approved in the meeting. 

Projects approved included Gish Kaur Storage Dam, worth Rs11.789 billion, Awaran Dam Project worth Rs14.86 billion, dualisation of Khuzdar-Kuchlak Section of National Highway worth Rs81.582 billion and Panjgur-Gichak-Awaran Road worth Rs14.68 billion to name a few. 

Several roads under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects were also approved. 

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