Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Wednesday approved 31 projects of worth Rs. 713 billion and 8 projects worth Rs. 694.879 billion were referred to ECNEC for further action.
Central Development Working Party meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz. Secretary Planning, development and Reform Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, senior officials from federal and provincial governments also participated in the meeting, says a press release.
Projects presented for approval includes energy, water resources, transport and communication, education, health, manpower, food and agriculture, physical planning and housing, information technology, science and technology and mass media.
A project of Rs. 424.42 million for Expansion and Up-gradation of Pakistan Petroleum Core House for its Sustainable Operations to facilitate Oil and Gas Research in Pakistan was presented, which was approved by CDWP.
Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric project of Rs. 500,343 million was referred to ECNEC for further proceeding. 220 KV Jauharabad Substation projects of Rs. 3147.12 million were referred to ECNEC for further proceeding.
Evacuation of power from 2160MW Dasu Hydro Power project (Stage-I) of Rs. 75,859.63 million was referred to ECNEC for further proceeding.
A project for construction of Lahore-Sialkot Motorway (LSM) Link Highway (4-Lane) connecting LSM to Narang Mandi and Narowal Eastern Bypass (73km) of Rs. 19998.278 million was presented in CDWP which was referred to ECNEC for further proceeding.
A project of 184 Km for Faisalabad-Khanewal Motorway (M-4) of Rs. 60,823 million was presented in CDWP which was referred to ECNEC for further proceeding.
A development scheme in District Mansehra of worth 1020.5 million and construction of roads in east Karachi and Dist. Malir of worth Rs 499.81 million was also approved by CDWP.
In education section, 5 projects were presented out of which one project (Baluchistan Education Support) of worth Rs. 11800 million were referred to ECNEC.
CDWP approved projects include Establishment of Islamabad Model college for Girls G13/1, Islamabad Model College for boys G15, National Curriculum Council NCC, Construction of Boundary walls in government schools of KPK through Tameer-e- School Program.
In health Section, seven projects were presented out of which 2 were deferred and 5 projects were approved by the CDWP.
A project of “Establishment of regional blood center at Faisalabad and up gradation of existing blood units in Lahore” of worth Rs 303.26 million was approved.
A special project for development of health services in Afghanistan which includes 60 beds Kidney Hospital in Jalalabad, 200-bed Jinnah Hospital in Kabul and 100-bed hospital in Logar at the cost of Rs. 2010.5 million, was approved. Other projects approved by CDWP include Establishment of Safe Blood Transfusion Services in Gilgit Baltistan, Sindh and Baluchistan.
In food and agriculture section, two projects worth Rs 3300 million were presented and approved by the CDWP. The projects include “National Pesticide Residues Monitoring System in Pakistan” at the cost of Rs. 799.3 million and “National Cotton Research and Development Program” at the cost of Rs. 2500 million. In information technology section only one project of “Up gradation of Monitoring System up to 250 TV Channel PEMRA” was approved by the CDWP at the cost of Rs. 196.728 million.
In science and technology section, 6 projects were presented out of which 3 projects were approved by the CDWP. The approved projects include “Up gradation of medicinal botanic Centre as National Centre for herbal Medicine” at the cost of Rs. 136 million, “Establishment of Muslim Bagh Campus at Baluchistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Medical Sciences” at the cost of Rs. 1554.234 million, and “Up-gradation of lab equipment of NUST Schools and Colleges” at the cost of Rs. 462 million.
In mass media section, only one project “PTV Terrestrial Digital DTMB Demonstration Project” at the cost of Rs.2789 million was approved by CDWP.