ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Wednesday approved Rs190.215 billion worth of projects related to road infrastructure and acquisition of self-reliance in satellite technologies in Pakistan.
A meeting of Ecnec, chaired by Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar and attended by Minister for Industries Khusro Bakhtiar and federal secretaries, approved the Pakistan Optical Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-02) project of Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) worth Rs27.913bn.
The project will help in building of an indigenous capacity in the fields of space/satellite technology and its applications, institutional capacity building of Suparco and promoting high-tech research and development activities in the country. This project will contribute to acquisition of self-reliance in satellite technologies in Pakistan.
Ecnec approved the Sialkot (Sambrial)-Kharian motorway project submitted by the Ministry of Communication, along with directives for the National Highway Authority (NHA) to present a progress report on development of business model to Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet. The project envisages construction of 69km long, four-lane wide Sambrial- Kharian motorway with structures to be constructed for six lanes.
An official announcement said the meeting gave approval to the New Gwadar International Airport (NGIA) second revised project. The revised project envisages construction of...
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