The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council has approved five road infrastructure projects worth over 162 billion rupees
The Committee, which met in Islamabad on Thursday with Prime Minister's Advisor on Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, in the chair approved Shikarpur-Rajanpur section of Indus Highway at a cost of over 44 billion rupees.
Construction of Rajanpur-DG Khan Section of N-55 as 4 Lane Highway was approved at a cost of over 33 billion rupees.
ECNEC also approved dualization and rehabilitation of DG Khan-DI Khan Section of N-55 at a cost of over 52 billion rupees.
Rehabilitation and upgradation of Jhaljao-Bela Road at the total cost of over 11 billion rupees was allowed by ECNEC.
Peshawar Northern Bypass Project was also approved at a cost of over 21 billion rupees.
ECNEC also approved the Locust Emergency and Food Security Project. The World Bank shall provide 200 million dollars for the project.