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CDWP approves 33 projects worth Rs. 50.5 billion

Central Development Working Party today approved a total of 33 projects worth Rs. 50.5 billion out of which two projects worth Rs. 22.5 billion were referred to ECNEC for further proceeding.

Central Development Working Party meeting was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mr. Sartaj Aziz whereas Secretary Planning Commission Mr. Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui accompanied the deputy chairman. Senior officials from federal and provincial governments participated in the meeting. The projects presented for approval includes energy, health, education, manpower, governance, physical planning & housing, transport & communications, water resources and mass media. In addition, two position papers were presented in the meetings.  

In energy sector, three projects were presented out of which one project titled interconnection of isolated Gwadar & Makran with national grid system of Pakistan was referred to ECNEC. 

In health sector, three projects were presented out of which one was referred to ECNEC. CDWP approved establishment of Medical Device Development Centre (MDDC) at NUST with a cost of Rs. 231.83 million.  Establishment of 500 bed teaching hospital and medical college at University of Karachi was referred to ECNEC with a cost of Rs. 8,406 Million. 

In education sector, nine projects were approved including establishment of F.G Degree College for boys at Kohat Cantt, strengthening of core network and expansion of PERN through CPEC optical fibre, establishment of technology development centre at University of Agriculture in Peshawar, establishment of centre for livestock breeding genetics and genomics at Arid agriculture university of Rawalpindi, and establishment of campus of government College University Faisalabad at District Chiniot.  

In manpower sector, a project for establishment of polytechnic institute for boys at Skardu was approved with a cost of Rs. 602 million. 

In governance sector, two projects were approved which includes up-gradation of firefighting system at Karachi and establishment of model police station in ICT with a cost of Rs. 1,742 million and Rs. 2,482.416 million respectively.

In physical planning & housing, Gwadar smart environment sanitation system and landfill project with a cost of Rs. 2,268.66 million. In addition, extension of Federal Lodge no. 1, Karachi was approved with Rs. 277.144 million. 

In transport and communication, construction of Black Top Road between Sangan and Aab-e-Gum was approved with a cost of Rs. 2,195.87. 

CDWP approved 13 projects of construction of dams including flood bund in Dallas Canal Division in Rahim Yar Khan. 

Posted on: 2018-03-29T21:29:00+05:00
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