ECNEC okays Coal Conveying System at revised cost of Rs13,333m

Mian Arshad

Islamabad—The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) Friday approved provision of Coal Conveying System from Pakistan International Bulk Terminal (PIBT) to Railway Network at Port Qasim at revised cost of Rs.13,332.849 million.
Ministry of Ports & Shipping had submitted a proposal in this regard before the ECNEC. ECNEC met here with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair and deliberated on a proposal submitted by Ministry of Communication regarding construction of Motorway from Burhan/Hakla on M-1 to D.I.Khan at the rationalized cost of Rs. 124,208.00 million.
Ministry of Communication informed the meeting that the route for the motorway was as per the Joint Declaration issued after the All Parties Conference.
Another proposal by Ministry of Communication regarding land acquisition, affected properties compensation and relocation of utilities for construction of the Burhan/Hakia to D.I.Khan motorway was also considered at the rationalized cost of Rs 11,973.00 million.
ECNEC approved the two projects, subject to formal confirmation of the route being in accordance with the understanding contained in the Joint Declaration of the APC.
ECNEC also considered and approved the proposal from Ministry of Ports & Shipping for construction of bridge across river Indus connecting, Larkana & Khairpur districts with approach roads and river training works at a revised cost of Rs 13,397.00 million.

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