ISLAMABAD: Executive Committee of the National Economic Council has approved five different projects relating to energy and communication sectors.
The approval was accorded at an ECNEC meeting held in Islamabad with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair.
The Committee gave approval to 1230 MW power plant costing 98.1 billion rupees at Haveli Bahadur Shah in Jhang and 92.3 billion rupees 1223 MW Plant at Balloki in Kasur.
It also approved the revised Lyari Expressway Project at the rationalized cost of 11.5 billion rupees.
Transportation of Coal by Rail to Jamshoro power plant at the revised scope and cost of 7.5 billion rupees was also approved.
The ECNEC approved 1410 MW Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower project at an updated cost of over 81 billion rupees.
The project aims at installing three additional power generating units having capacity of 470 MW each in existing tunnel five without affecting the capacity for irrigation release.