ECNEC approves six development projects

06:03 PM | 14 Nov, 2018
ECNEC approves six development projects
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led federal government has approved financing for various projects in Pakistan.

A meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) chaired by Finance Minister Asad Umar on Wednesday approved development projects in various areas.

These projects include:

  • Project for evacuation of power from Suki Kinari, Kohala and Mahl hydropower at a cost of Rs79.9 billion

  • Sindh Solar Energy project at a cost of Rs12.848 billion

  • Rehabilitation project of Dargai hydroelectric power station at a cost of Rs 4 billion.

  • Ministry of Water Resources proposes to include Tangir Hydropower project in the Diamer Basha Dam project

  • Approved Balochistan Water Resource Development Project (BWRDP) at a cost Rs16.453 billion.

  • Approved revised cost of Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project. Revised cost of the project raised to Rs66.437 billion from Rs45 billion. Project to be completed by June 2019, the stipulated completion time.

Earlier, a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) approved a financial support package worth Rs17.022 billion for national flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to keep afloat.

The meeting chaired by Minister of Finance Asad Umar also decided to allocate 10 million cubic feet per day (MMCFD) gas from the Bitrism field to Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL).



US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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