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December 10, 2019

CDWP approves Rs31.44 billion worth of projects


December 10, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Central Development Working Party (CDWP) approved eight projects worth Rs31.44 billion and recommended three projects worth Rs40.22 billion to Ecnec for consideration.

The decisions were taken during a meeting presided over by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Jehanzeb Khan. Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan, senior officials from federal and provincial governments were also present in the meeting.

A project related to energy namely, “provision of electricity for Dhabeji SEZ project phase-1” worth Rs3.941 billion was approved by CDWP. The main objective of the project is to facilitate the electrification of 220 kV Dhabeji special economic zone (SEZ) grid station to supply ultimate load of 250 MVV under the applicable provisions of the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority rules and regulations to DSEZ.

Two projects related to governance were presented in the meeting. The first project was “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa revenue mobilisation and public resource management program” worth Rs2.828 billion was approved in the meeting. Second project of governance is “Pakistan raises revenue project (formally called domestic resource mobilization program)” worth Rs12.480 billion was referred to Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec).

The proposed technical assistant component will support FBR to improve information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure – installation of ICT equipment, tools, skills and software, customs inspections, consulting and non- consulting services for software development.

A project related to physical planning and housing, titled “sanitary sewerage system with treatment plant for Gilgit city” worth Rs3.363 billion was approved in the meeting.

Four projects related to transport and communications were presented in the meeting. First project titled “special repair of 600 passenger coaches and 1,200 bogie wagon” worth Rs2.720 billion was approved and the second project titled “special repair of 100 diesel electric locomotives for improving the reliability/ availability of running locomotives” worth Rs8 billion was referred to Ecnec.

A project related to water resources namely “winder dam project” worth Rs15.230 billion was referred to Ecnec for further approval. A position paper “construction of judicial and administration complex in Mauve Area, Islamabad” worth Rs537.873 million was also approved by CDWP.

Two projects on “dualisation of road from Bahawalpur-Yazman road to Chandni Chowk district, Bahawalpur” worth Rs2.793 billion and “dualisation of road from Gt road to Gujarat Dinga road 1/C Gujrat flyover length 31km in district Gujarat” worth Rs7.575 billion were approved by CDWP.

A project related to devolution and area development namely “Balochistan livelihood entrepreneurship program” worth Rs7.900 billion was approved in the meeting.

Two projects related to science and technology namely “establishment of a center or artificial intelligence in health science” worth Rs321.450 million were approved by CDWP.

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