ECNEC approves multiple Hydropower projects

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) after much deliberation has approved more than 10 projects. The total worth of these projects is over Rs361 billion. The projects were approved during a virtual meeting of the ECNEC which was chaired by Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen.

The Ecnec has approved the Gomal Zam multipurpose project (2nd revised PC-I) at the total cost of Rs25, 928 million. The meeting was informed that the project is located on the Gomal River in South Waziristan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The Dam will irrigate 191,139 acres of land including 28,053 acres additional land, which falls under the Waran Canal System and will also generate 17.4 MW of electricity.

The Ecnec also gave approval to 30 MW Hydro Power Project Ghowari (2nd Revised) at the total cost of Rs16399.760 million. The project located on the left bank of Shayok River near Ghowari Village in District Ghnache in Gilgit-Baltistan is expected to be completed in four years.

The ECNEC also approved a 20MW Hydro Power Project Hazel, Gilgit at the revised PC-I cost of Rs12, 921.662 million. The project will be executed by Water and Power Department, Gilgit-Baltistan.

During the meeting The Rainee Canal Project (Phase-1: 110 km), revised-PC-I was also approved by the Ecnec with the total cost of Rs20,533.836 million. The project will irrigate 412,400 acres in Phase-I at a design discharge of 5,500 cusecs in districts of Kashmore, Ghotki, Sukkur, and Khairpur.