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    ECNEC approved 2000 Doctorates (phD) scholarship scheme beside other decisions

    Chitral Times Report


    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) at Prime Minister’s Office today. The meeting approved 220 kV Mastung Substation along with 220 kV Sibi-Mastung-Quetta-Loralai Double Circuit Transmission Lines at a cost of Rs. 14,155.31 million Modified PC-II for purchase of land for Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) at H-11/2, Islamabad was approved at a cost of Rs. 3,519.47 million. The meeting also approved phase-III of Overseas Scholarship Scheme for 2,000 Doctorates (PhD) in selected fields at a cost of Rs. 22,214.578 million. In Social sector, a project for the establishment of Centre of Neuroscience at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Islamabad was approved at a cost of Rs. 7284.802 million. ECNEC approved Devolved Vertical Programs in Health Sector in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan at a cost of Rs. 131,786.731 million. These programs include national maternal, neonatal and child health programme, National Programme for Family Planning and Primary Healthcare, National Tuberculosis Control, PM’ Programme for prevention and control of Hepatitis, Rollback Malaria Programme, National Programme for prevention and control of Avian, Pandemic Influenza and Blindness. The meeting approved phase II of Sindh Barrages Improvement Project at a cost of Rs. 16,6625 million. The project involves rehabilitation and modernization of Sukkar Barrage. The meeting also approved 4th Revised PC-1 of Neelum Jhelum Hydroelectric Project at an updated cost of Rs. 506.808 billion. The meeting approved acquisition of land for Railway Corridor from Sea Port KM:5.25 to KM: 9.00 and Railway Operational land from KM: 12.00 to KM: 14:00 at Gawadar. 2nd Revised PC-1 for construction of Drawat dam project at a revised capital cost of Rs. 11,767.87 million was also approved by ECNEC. The meeting also approved revision in cost of construction of 184 Km long Faisalabad-Khanewal Motorway (M-4) project at updated cost of Rs. 60,823.66 million.


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