ECNEC Approves Rs 81.582 Bn For Dualization Of N-25
Sumaira FH 2 months ago Fri 04th June 2021 | 11:47 PM
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Friday approved the PC-I for dualization of Khuzdar-Kuchlak section of National Highway (N-25), 330.52 Km project with the estimated cost of Rs 81.582 billion
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th Jun, 2021 ) :The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Friday approved the PC-I for dualization of Khuzdar-Kuchlak section of National Highway (N-25), 330.52 Km project with the estimated cost of Rs 81.582 billion.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Power Hammad Azhar, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to PM on Institutional Reforms and Austerity Dr. Ishrat Hussain. The National Highway Authority (NHA) will be the executing agency.
The release of PSDP funds for the project will be conditional to Government of Balochistan allocating a minimum road maintenance budget of Rs 5 billion for FY 2021-22 and onwards for its provincial highway network.
Inter-Provincial Connectivity Economic Corridor Through Gilgit- Baltistan and AJK (Thallichi GB- Shounter AJK), widening and rehabilitation of Astore Valley Road, Package i-iv, 103 KM, Package iv-vii, 18 KM, and total length 121 KM (package I to V- VII) Project was approved at the rationalized cost of Rs 19.195 billion.
Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan is the sponsoring agency of the project which is expected to be completed in 3 years.
While ECNEC has approved the projects of dualization of Lilla Interchange (M-2) via Pind-Dadan Khan to Jhelum including Bypass (02 number) 128 KM, District Jhelum. The project was approved at the total rationalized cost of Rs 12.760 billion.
The scope of work includes construction of 2 bypasses, bridges over nullahs, culverts and retaining/ breast/ toe walls.
The project will be completed in 3 years.
The Project is expected to be completed in 5 years by April 2026.
Nisar Ahmad Khuhro specially thanked the forum for the approval of the project.
The project will be sponsored by Ministry of Water Resources; Irrigation Department Government of Balochistan will execute the Project. The Establishment of University of Applied Engineering and Emerging Technologies (UAEET), Sialkot, Punjab was approved at the total cost of Rs. 16.648 billion and will be financed through ADP 2021-22 of the Government of Punjab.
The project will be executed by Pakistan Software Export board. Pak University of Engineering and Emerging Technologies (PUEET) Phase I was approved in principle at the total cost of Rs 23.551 billion.