ECNEC approves infrastructural and energy projects

Mohammad Arshad

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC), Friday, a number of development projects mostly related to road infrastructure, energy and others sectors. These projects include highways, dams and others.

ECNEC met here with Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin in the chair and approved Dualization of Lilla Interchange (M-2) via Pind-Dadan Khan to Jhelum including Bypass (02 number) 128 KM, District Jhelum.

The project was approved at the total rationalized cost of Rs.12.760 billion. The scope of work includes construction of 2 bypasses, bridges over nullahs, culverts and retaining/ breast/ toe walls.

The project will be completed in 3 years.
The Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Shaukat Tarin, chaired the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today at the Cabinet Division.

The meeting was participated by Minister for Power Hammad Azhar, Adviser to PM on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to PM on Institutional Reforms and Austerity Dr. Ishrat Hussain.

ECNEC also directed that the Government of Punjab will fund the land acquisition cost, horticulture charges and Provincial Revenue Authority Tax charges through its own resources.

Reconstruction of Turbat-Mand Road from M-8 till Iranian Border_Radeeq, length-115 Km Project was approved at the total rationalized cost of Rs.10.461 billion.

The project is expected to be completed in 2 years by Communication Department Balochistan (as a part of South Balochistan Package).

The project starts from Gwadar- Ratodero Motorway to Kurumb (Iranian Border) in Balochistan Province.

Construction of Panjgur-Gichak-Awaran Road, District Panjgur/ Awaran, 228 Km Project was also approved at the rationalized cost of Rs.14.68 billion. The project was approved after deleting the security cost, land acquisition cost, reduction of design consultancy charges from 1.6% to 1% excess in quantities.

The Government of Balochistan will make security arrangements for the project and acquire land through its own resources.