ECNEC approves Burhan to DI Khan Motorway

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ISLAMABAD: (APP) Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) here on Friday approved construction of Motorway from Burhan-Hakla on M-1 to D.I Khan at the rationalized cost of Rs 124,208 million.

The proposal of the projects was submitted by Ministry of Communications in ECNEC which met here under the chairmanship of Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Finance said the Ministry of Communications has 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.

The meeting also approved Rs 13,332.849 million for Coal Conveying System from Pakistan International Bulk Terminal (PIBT) to Railway Network at Port Qasim project as the proposal was submitted by Ministry of Ports and Shipping.

The 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.

The meeting also considered and approved the proposal from Ministry of Ports and Shipping for construction of bridge across river Indus connecting, Larkana and Khairpur districts with approach roads and river training works at a revised cost of Rs 13,397.00 million.

The Council approved Kaitu Weir Irrigation and Power Project of Kurram Tangi Dam in Spinwam area of North Waziristan at rationalized cost of Rs. 21,059.26 million.

After detailed deliberations, the ECNEC approved the proposal of Ministry of Communications for Construction of Black Top Road Yakmach-Kharan via Distain Wadh Khurmagai in Baluchistan at the firmed up cost of Rs 13,758.00 million.