ISLAMABAD, Jan 10, 2019: Central Development Working Party (CDWP) has recomended 3 mega projects to Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) for its final approval. The projects include Emergency plan for Polio Eradication of US $986 million dollar , Nai Gaj Dam worth Rs 46.5 billion and Punjab police integrated command, control and communication worth RS 17520.408 million .
Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reform & Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar chaired the meeting here on Thursday .The meeting was also attended by Secretary Planning Zafar Hasan, officials from different ministries and provincial governments.
The projects referred to ECNEC included Water Resources, Health and Information Technology.
The Central Development working party fully recommended second revision of Emergency plan for polio eradication worth US $ 986 million to the Ecnec. While taking briefing on this project minister for Planning Development and reform said that polio eradication is a national priority so a fast monitoring mechanism be made to ensure smooth implementation. He instructed that federal and provincial goverments should work closely to eradicate the core reservoirs where sewerage water is contaminated with polio virus.
Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtyar also appreciated the role of focal person of polio and hoped that all out efforts would be made to ensure complete eradication of this disease in coming days. it is to mention here that the project was provisionally recommended to Ecnec by CDWP last week.
Nai Gaj Dam project second revision worth Rs 46.5 billion was also referred to Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) for its final approval. While talking on the ocassion, Scretary Planning, Zafar Hasan said that Nai Gaj Dam would overcome water shortages, irrigating an area of 28000 Acrs in Sindh Province, hence need to be dealt jointly by the federal as well as Sindh Government. Considering importance of the project, its completion should be expedited without any further delay.
Punjab police integrated command and control center Lahore project of Rs 17520.408 million was also referred to Ecnec. This project envisaged modernization of infrastructure system and capabilities of the Punjab police to proactively manage the security situation and to professionalize the police response to incidents by moving towards mission focused deployment of resources.