CDWP approves 8 projects worth Rs30.2bn

January 10, 2022: The CDWP approved eight projects worth Rs30.2 billion and recommended two projects worth Rs65.9bn to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) for further consideration, said a press release issued on Monday.

The meeting was presided over by Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan. Secretary Planning Abdul Aziz Uqaili, senior officers from Planning Commission and Federal Ministries/Divisions participated in the meeting, while representatives from Provincial Governments participated through video conferences.

Projects related to health, higher education, physical planning & housing, and water sectors were presented before the forum. 4 position papers and 1 concept clearance proposal also came under discussion.

Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination, presented the projects worth Rs25.8bn which were granted approval.

The project namely the establishment of 200 Bedded Mother & Child Hospital Distt. Rajanpur with a total cost of Rs7, 476.728 million was granted approval. The project is proposed to be financed through PSDP under COVID-19 Umbrella PC-I titled “COVID-19 responsive and other natural calamities”. The project would improve access of marginalized communities and widely scattered populations of low socio-economic groups to quality maternity and immediate newborn care through the provision of high-quality EmONC services, strengthen preventive services, and achieve optimum respective SDG health indicators ensuring service delivery by trained, skilled, and well-equipped staff.

The project namely the establishment of 50 Bedded Cardiac Hospital at Gilgit – Baltistan worth Rs4,674.768mn was also granted approval. The project is proposed to be financed through PSDP. The project envisages the establishment of a 50-bed cardiac hospital and provision of diagnostic and therapeutic facilities of cardiac care for the people of Gilgit Baltistan with the installation of modern biomedical gadgets such as Angiography, Thallium scan, ECG, ETT, Echo machines, ICU, CCU, HDU facilities etc.

CDWP approved the project namely the Procurement of MRI equipment for the Radiology Department, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences worth Rs463.450mn. The project is proposed to be financed through PSDP. The project envisages installation and up-gradation of MRI and CT equipment in the Radiology Department of PIMS to ensure the continuity of the already existing services and to improve the quality and magnitude of the services for the deserving patients. 

The revised project titled Development of Integrated Disease and Response System (IDSRS) with Public Health Laboratories Network (PHLN) and Workforce worth Rs4544.158mn was also accorded approval. The Project is included in the current PSDP 2021-22. The project is funded under COVID 19 umbrella PC-I titled “COVID-19 Responsive and Other Natural Calamities Control Program”.

CDWP approved the project for establishment of 200 Bed Center of Excellence for Obstetrics & Gynecology at Rawalpindi. The total cost of the project is Rs8619mn.

Under the Higher Education Sector, the project namely establishment of NUST Campus at Quetta worth Rs2,864.506 was presented which was accorded approval. The project is proposed to be financed through PSDP. The establishment of NUST Campus at Quetta would help the Government of Balochistan in the development of human resources by producing a quality work force in the fields of engineering and sciences.

The PC-II (2nd Revised) of Project Readiness Financing for KP Cities Improvement Project worth Rs. 1,501.950 was given approval by CDWP. The project is proposed to be financed through foreign funding. Under the Social welfare sector, the CDWP forum approved the project titled ICT Child Labour Survey, Islamabad with a total cost of Rs57.818mn. The project would be financed through PSDP and foreign funding.

Ministry of Water Resources presented two projects worth Rs65.9bn which were recommended to ECNEC. The 2nd revised project namely Gomal Zam Dam Multipurpose Project to be located in District DeraIsmailKhan, Tank, in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa with the total cost of Rs25,928.35 was recommended to ECNEC.

Another project presented by Ministry of Water Resources was Naulong Multipurpose Dam Project Jhal Magsi (3rd Revised). The total cost of the project is Rs39,944.52mn and it was recommended to ECNEC. The 80% project financing would be through Asian Development Bank while 20% would be financed through PSDP.

WAPDA will be responsible for the implementation of Dam and allied works i.e, auxiliary dam, spillway, fuse plug, outlet works, tunnel, Power houses, irrigation system, Command Area Development Work, Water Shed Management Works, provision of common point for water supply scheme and E&M works related to power house, gates etc.

Press Release

Posted on: 2022-01-10T23:10:22+05:00