Pakistan ECC approves fund to fight virus spread – Gulf Today

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The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) has approved fund worth billions of rupees for, fighting the spread of Coronavirus, civil work, FATA TDP emergency recovery project, and Sustainable Development Goals Achievement Programme.

The ECC, which met in Islamabad on Thursday with Prime Minister’s Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in the chair, has approved technical supplementary grants of Rs275 million for capital outlay on civil works, over Rs84 million for FATA TDP Emergency Recovery Project, Rs 5.5 billion for SDGs Achievement Program, and five billion rupees for NDMA to fight the spread of Corona virus on emergency basis.

Four technical supplementary grants (Rs 275 million in favor of Ministry of Housing and works for capital outlay on civil works, Rs84,352,265 equivalent to $ 532,152 to be provided to NADRA for FATA TDP Emergency Recovery Project, Rs5500 million for Sustainable Development Goals Achievement Programme, Rs5 billion to NDMA for fighting the spread of Corona virus on emergency basis) were approved by ECC.

A press statement issued after the meeting said that the technical supplementary grant approved for NDMA shall be utilised to gain logistic support and the provision of different types of personal protection equipments against the virus like respirators/face masks etc.

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