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Pakistan Economic Council Approves Power Import From Iran

Sep 20, 2007 - BBC Monitoring

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Wednesday [19 September] approved 3,664m rupees including foreign exchange component of 1,934m rupees for import of 100MW electricity from Iran for Gwadar [port] and laying of transmission line for this purpose.

The council also approved an amount of 4,777.03m rupees including foreign exchange component of 1,890.92m rupees for development of renewable energy in NWFP [North West Frontier Province] province.

Similarly, an amount of 4,001m rupees including foreign exchange component of 1,090.2m rupees, has also been approved for renewable energy development sector investment programme (construction of Marala Hydel Power Station).

The ECNEC also approved the acquisition and development of land, and construction of office building and accommodation facilities for nuclear power plant supplier of KANUPP-2 project for the generation of 8,800 MW of electricity.

The council also approved the compensation to the flood affectees of Mirani Dam area while the ECNEC also approved amount for water conservation and productivity enhancement through efficiency irrigation system.

The council approved an amount of 10,675m rupees including foreign exchange component of 9,162.2m rupees for Sindh water sector improvement project phase-I.

Originally published by Associated Press of Pakistan news agency, Islamabad, in English 1656 19 Sep 07.

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