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The government has approved eleven development and welfare projects worth two hundred and thirty four billion rupees in the country.

The approval was granted at a meeting of the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC), which met in Islamabad today with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair.

The projects approved today include 40.8 MW Koto Hydropower Project in Lower Dir at a cost of over 13 billion rupees, enhancing Public-Private Partnerships in Sindh worth over 19 billion rupees, Integration of Health Services Delivery in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at a cost of over 13 billion rupees and Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project worth 49 billion rupees.

The projects also include Karachi Neighborhood Improvement Project and Karachi Transformation Project worth over 10 billion rupees, improvement, upgradation and widening of Jaglot-Skardu Road at a cost of 32 billion rupees, and improvement and construction of two additional lanes on either side of Thokar Niaz Baig to Hudyiara Drain Multan Road  in Lahore costing over ten billion rupees.

The schemes also included Punjab Irrigated-Agriculture Productivity Improvement Project costing over 67 billion rupees and Prime Minister's Youth Skill Development Program worth over six billion.

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