Ecnec Approves Rs134b Development Projects Including Chakwal

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec) under chairmanship of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday approved development projects worth Rs134 billion for various sectors.
Ecnec in its meeting  at the Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday approved seven development projects for various areas in the country.
 The project aims at promotion of religious and domestic tourism by providing infrastructure facilities like wide access roads, tourism facilitation, provision of rest areas and other public convenience facilities along with providing training to tourism related persons in various cities of Punjab. These include Lahore, Gujranwala, Taxila, Nankana, Sheikhupura, Narowal, Bahawalpur, Chakwal and Mithan Kot etc. The total cost of the project is Rs5,775 million.
The CAREC Corridor Development Investment Programme was discussed and approved by Ecnec at a cost of Rs21041 million. The project aims at dualisation and rehabilitation of 208 KMs of three road sections on the N-55 in the provinces of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.. .
The project regarding extension of Right Bank Outfall Drain from Sehwan to Sea, (RBOD-II), distts Jamshoro and Thatta, Sindh was also approved by Ecnec at a cost of Rs61.985 billion.
Jaffarabad, Balochistan and Jacobabad, Kambir, Shahdad Kot (Sindh) at a cost of Rs10,804.540 million. 

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