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Progress in Balochistan projects reviewed

February 24, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar chaired a meeting to review the progress of Southern Balochistan projects to be undertaken in public private partnership mode, here in Islamabad Tuesday.

The meeting focused on projects in the energy sector. The projects related to off grid electrification of Southern Balochistan, supply of LPG to areas without access to piped gas and opening of additional petrol stations in the region.

The meeting was briefed on the existing infrastructure in the area as well as the planned enhancement under the South Balochistan Development Package.

CEO P3A briefed the meeting on deliberations with the Petroleum & Power Divisions and the possible transaction structures for the proposed projects.

Asad Umar directed that the possibility of involving local community based organisations in these projects may also be explored. He asked Petroleum & Power Divisions to finalise set timelines for various activities for the projects.

The meeting was attended by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Power, Tabish Gauhar, Special Assistant on Petroleum Division Nadeem Babar, CEO PPP Authority and senior officers of ministries.