ECNEC clears Diamer Bhasha dam, poverty alleviation projects | Pakistan

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved various projects in the field of energy, poverty alleviation, railways and access to justice with specific costs. Photo: APP

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved various projects in the field of energy, poverty alleviation, railways and access to justice with specific costs.

Damer Basha Dam project was approved with a total rational cost of Rs 474 000 million. The dam will have a storage capacity of 6.4 MAF and an installed capacity of 4,500 MW. After completion of the project, the project will increase the capacity of Pakistan's national reservoir from 38 to 45 days and increase life expectancy at the reservoirs downstream, including the Tarbela dam.

The audit of the livelihood support project in Gavadar-Lasbel was approved for a total rational cost of Rs. 2,998.10 million. A project aimed at reducing poverty in two districts of Balochistan, that is, in Gavadar and Lasbell, includes major initiatives, including community development, fisheries development and rural infrastructure improvement.

The evacuation of electricity from a 1320 MW RLNG power plant near Trimmu, Jhang, was approved with a total rationalization of expenditure of Rs 4,231.83 million.

The revision of the federal program under the Access to Justice program was approved for a total rationalization of expenditure of Rs 4,711.981 million. The current project is aimed at implementing legislative, judicial, police and administrative reforms with the construction of the necessary physical infrastructure, including office buildings.

ECNEC approved the replacement of old and obsolete alarm equipment from Lodran-Multan-Hannal-Shahdar Bagh (revised) for a total of Rs 18 346.60 million. The scope of work for this project also included remodeling the Yusafwala railway station and increasing the capacity of 24 unmanned railway crossings to manned ones.


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