ECNEC approved 4 projects worth Rs. 289 billion

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved 4 projects related to road infrastructure development worth Rs. 289 billion. After the meeting Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umer took to social media to discuss the recently approved projects.

He said ”These (Projects) included sukkur-hyderabad motorway, hoshab-awaran-khuzdar section of M 8, swat expressway chakdara to fatehpur section and addition of linkage of khyber agency to khyber pass economic corridor. Land acquisition for sukkur-hyderabad motorway has already been nearly completed at a cost of Rs. 24 billion. Now the ECNEC approval of building motorway thru BOT structure at an estimated cost of Rs. 165 billion (has been) given today.”

While talking about the M-8 project recently approved by ECNEC he said “The hoshab-awaran segment of M 8 motorway will further enhance connectivity of Balochistan, and play an important role in providing connectivity to the future trade thru gwadar with central Pakistan.”

While referring to the development in northern areas he said “Swat motorway extension will run from chakdara thru saidu sharif/mingora, matta, khawazakhela all the way to fatehpur. This will help open up the economic and tourism potential of this beautiful region. The khyber pass economic corridor project extension will link the peshawar-torkham motorway with N 55 at badabher and further linking N 5 between chamkani and jhagra.”